Two Trains Runnin’

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Two Trains Runnin’

April 21 @ 4:50 pm
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Saturday, April 21 at 4:50 pm
Cinemark Perkins Rowe

Southern Perspectives * USA * 80 min

Director: Samuel D. Pollard
Producer: Benjamin Hedin
Sponsored by: Baton Rouge Blues Festival and Lincoln Theater

Two Trains Runnin’ is the story of the search for two forgotten blues singers and a journey into the dark heart of the South during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. African American director Samuel D. Pollard (Sammy Davis Jr: I Gotta Be Me) intermingles two completely unrelated non-fiction threads both of which start in the North and miraculously converge on June 21, 1964 in Mississippi. One of them is triumphant, the other tragic. Featuring excellent musical performances by Buddy Guy, Lucinda Williams and Gary Clarke, Jr.

Language: English

Great warmth and generosity… With deep historical knowledge and nimble storytelling techniques, Mr. Pollard explores how idealism, horrific brutality and artistic genius converged in a single historical moment. The juxtaposition of music and politics — the retelling of a familiar story from the civil rights era in a slightly new key — sheds light on both the music and the movement. – A.O. Scott, New York Times

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Date: April 21
Time: 4:50 pm
Event CategoryFilm