FILM: Two Trains Runnin'

Showtimes: Sunday, October 8
7:30pm
$12 public | $10 members

THIS REMARKABLE FILM CAPTURES THE WAY IN WHICH MUSIC HOLDS AND CARRIES THE TRUTHS WE ARE NOT YET READY TO RECOGNIZE IN FULL... - THE PORTLAND OBSERVER

Two Trains Runnin’ is a feature-length documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Pollard, narrated by Common, and featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr. The film pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians and cuts to the heart of our present moment, offering a crucial vantage from which to view the evolving dynamics of race in America.

Two groups of young men - made up of musicians, college students and record collectors traveled to Mississippi. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. Thirty years before, Son House and Skip James had recorded some of the most memorable music of their era, but now they seemed lost to time.  At the same time, hundreds of college students eager to join the civil rights movement also traveled South - the groups would all meet in Mississippi"

Musical Performances by Gary Clark Jr, Buddy Guy, Valerie June, Lucinda Williams and many more..

Rating: NR

Director: Samuel D. Pollard

Starring: Taylor Branch, Gary Clark Jr., Common

Release Date: 2nd Dec 2016 (limited)

Runtime: 80 mins

Format: Digital Cinema Package DCP, Dolby 5.1, 

Language: English

Two Trains Runnin' from Avalon Films on Vimeo.