Monday, November 20, 2017

Two Trains Runnin' makes its South Carolina premiere at the Terrace tomorrow night

Followed by a Q&A

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 10:06 AM

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Two Trains Runnin', a documentary about the search for two forgotten blues singers in Mississippi during the height of the American civil rights movement, makes its South Carolina premiere tomorrow night. Civil rights leader and Summerville resident David Dennis, who appears in the movie, will be on hand for a Q&A following the film, along with Charleston native and Two Trains Runnin' writer Benjamin Hedin. The screening takes place at the Terrace on Tues. Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased online.

Two Trains Runnin', directed by Sam Pollard; narrated by Common; and featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Valerie June, and Lucinda Williams is a feature-length documentary about 1964's Freedom Summer, when hundreds of college students traveled to Mississippi to join the civil rights movement. That same summer another group traveled to Mississippi, comprised of musicians, college students, and record collectors. Their goal? To find old blues singers, Son House and Skip James, and coax them out of retirement. 

The New York Times describes the documentary as, "The convergence of idealism, brutality, and artistic genius."

Learn more about the people behind Two Trains Runnin' at twotrainsrunnin.com.

Two Trains Runnin' from Avalon Films on Vimeo.


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