Two Trains Runnin'
Two Trains Runnin' | 80mins |
Showings
Capri TheatreFri, Sep 29 5:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Capri TheatreFri, Sep 29 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Capri TheatreSat, Sep 30 5:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Capri TheatreSat, Sep 30 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Capri TheatreSun, Oct 1 5:00 PM Event Date Passed
 
Capri TheatreSun, Oct 1 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Capri TheatreWed, Oct 4 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Capri TheatreThu, Oct 5 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Film Info
Release Year:2017
Runtime:80
Format:DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Taylor Branch
Gary Clark
Jr.
Common
Director:Samuel D. Pollard
Social Media
Website:http://www.twotrainsrunnin.com
Description
In June of 1964, hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi and started what would be known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men ­ made up of musicians, college students and record collectors ­ also traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find two old blues singers and coax them out of retirement.

Finding them would not be easy. There were few clues to their whereabouts; no one knew if the singers were even alive. And Mississippi was a tense and violent place. It was easy to mistake the young men for activists. When the two groups finally converge, Two Trains Runnin' becomes a powerful meditation on the origins of an African-American musical genre and the painful reasons for its existence.