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Filmfest DC - Two Trains Runnin'

Run Time: 82 Minutes

JUSTICE MATTERS

Two Trains Runnin’

 

Sam Pollard

USA, 2016

 

 

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

Event Details

Filmfest DC - Two Trains Runnin'
Friday, April 28, 2017 6:30 PM
Landmark E Street Cinema  
Door Time: 6:30 PM
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Ticket Options

General Admission - USD $13.00

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Director's Package:
10 tickets for $100 ($130 value) plus $5.00 convenience fee
Weekday Package:
4 tickets for $45 ($52 value) plus $3.00 convenience fee

Event Map

Landmark E Street Cinema  
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004