Dallas Videofest 29: TWO Trains Runnin' at Angelika Film Center & Cafe (Dallas)
Mississippi was a dangerous place in the summer of 1964, when hundreds of college students traveled south to challenge the Ku Klux Klan and a violent police force. Against this backdrop, two groups of young men — neither aware of the other — also headed to Mississippi on a mission to find two forgotten blues singers and bring them out of retirement. In this searing documentary, Sam Pollard explores the Freedom Summer in Mississippi and the captivating hunt for the musicians Son House and Skip James -- two campaigns that collided in tragic fashion. Narrated by Common and featuring new music by Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr., Lucinda Williams and others, TWO TRAINS RUNNIN' is a must-see film about hot-button issues — police brutality, racism, civil rights, and the legacy of black music — that are as urgent today as they were in 1964.
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