Two Trains Runnin'
DIRECTOR: SAM POLLARD
CAST: TAYLOR BRANCH, GARY CLARK JR., COMMON
In the “Freedom Summer” of 1964, hundreds of college students went to Mississippi to join the struggle for civil rights. Three activists–James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman–would be murdered. At the same time, unbeknownst to each other, two smaller sets of friends, made up of musicians and record collectors, also headed south hoping to locate legendary blues musicians Skip James and Son House, who hadnt recorded in decades. Sam Pollard’s brilliant new film weaves together the political and cultural efforts of two groups of young people and the changes affected by their efforts. Narrated by Common with original music by Gary Clark Jr.
An Avalon Films and Freedom Road Productions release.