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JUSTICE MATTERS, RHYTHMS ON & OFF THE SCREEN

Two Trains Runnin'

SAM POLLARD
USA, 2016
82 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Judy Richardson and Courtland Cox of the SNCC Legacy Project

Narrated by award-winning performer Common, this lively documentary fills the screen with music as it investigates two tracks of American history and culture that came together in the benighted towns of Mississippi during the 1964 "Freedom Summer." In that charged season, thousands of college students descended on America's most segregated state to help register black voters. Three activists would die, drawing much needed international attention to the Civil Rights movement. At the same time, four young devotees of Delta blues, including guitarist John Fahey and future producer Phil Spiral, also headed to Mississippi that summer to find their heroes Skip James and Son House, long hidden from the public as musical relics of the Depression. What they found is what local Civil Rights activists already knew: the very reason for the Delta blues' existence. The two trains come together here in thoughtful commentary and contemporary and vintage musical footage.—Various sources

Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with representatives of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Civil Rights workers in the 1960s.

Co-presented with the SNCC Legacy Project

JUSTICE MATTERS, RHYTHMS ON & OFF THE SCREEN

Two Trains Runnin'

SAM POLLARD
USA, 2016
82 minutes, Color
Official website

In Person: Judy Richardson and Courtland Cox of the SNCC Legacy Project

Narrated by award-winning performer Common, this lively documentary fills the screen with music as it investigates two tracks of American history and culture that came together in the benighted towns of Mississippi during the 1964 "Freedom Summer." In that charged season, thousands of college students descended on America's most segregated state to help register black voters. Three activists would die, drawing much needed international attention to the Civil Rights movement. At the same time, four young devotees of Delta blues, including guitarist John Fahey and future producer Phil Spiral, also headed to Mississippi that summer to find their heroes Skip James and Son House, long hidden from the public as musical relics of the Depression. What they found is what local Civil Rights activists already knew: the very reason for the Delta blues' existence. The two trains come together here in thoughtful commentary and contemporary and vintage musical footage.—Various sources

Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with representatives of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Civil Rights workers in the 1960s.

Co-presented with the SNCC Legacy Project


Thursday, April 27
6:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater
Friday, April 28
6:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales - $14.00 at the theater

Justice Matters

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