I heard on WTKA this morning that “Redemption: the Story of Dr. Billy Taylor” will be on BTN tonight at 9 (or 9:30). I’ve seen some background on the film posted on the board before, and this is your chance to catch it. It sounds like a great story about a Michigan great that fell into some hard times and was able to turn his life around.
Billy Taylor documentary on BTN tonight
Here's the site for Get Back Up, which is Billy Taylor's organization, for anyone unfamiliar with it -
On the site, there are some interviews he has conducted with local media here in Detroit, as well as highlights from his career at Michigan (most are YouTube links, but definitely worth a look).
My parents went to a screening last night put on by the University of Michigan Club of NH in Concord. Billy Taylor was there and spoke after the screening... they said it was a great documentary and "you can't miss it!".
Given there are few things on TV besides Michigan games that they'd say that about, I'm looking forward to it.
Sweet. I look forward to seeing it.
for those in the nyc area, Billy will be in town tonight due to a film festival this evening, and is holding a viewing party to watch the BTN debut of the documentary. michigan alumni/fans are welcome to join him in watching the tv airing together.
When: 9:15 pm and onwards (BTN showing of the screening begins at 9:30 pm)
Where: SNAP Bar (248 West 14th Street)
What: All alumni are invited to join Billy Taylor and producer Dan Chace at SNAP and watch the film with them. Please plan to arrive at SNAP by 9:15 pm, because the documentary film will makes its debut on the Big Ten Network at 9:30 pm. They plan to be located in one of the VIP rooms, which hold approximately 30 people. Autographed copies of the DVD will be available for sale for those interested.
Cost: Free, food and beverage available for purchase, as will the DVD for those interested