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Two Trains Runnin’

Film/Video

Gary Clark Jr. courtesy of Avalon Films
Blues musicians Skip James (left) and Son House courtesy, of Avalon Films
Two Trains Runnin’

(Sam Pollard, 2016)

Sam Pollard in person March 25

Fri, Mar 24, 2017 7 PM
Sat, Mar 25, 2017 7 PM

Accomplished editor, director, and producer Sam Pollard joins us to present Two Trains Runnin’—a fascinating documentary look at political and cultural upheaval during the “Freedom Summer” of 1964. The film follows separate groups of young men—musicians, college students, and record collectors—who head south to coax long-retired bluesmen Son House and Skip James out of hiding. Following scant clues to their location, what they encounter is a combustible environment in which the Klu Klux Klan and local police face off against hundreds of civil rights activists. Narrated by Common with original music by Gary Clark Jr. (80 mins., DCP)

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