Two Trains Runnin' (2016)

  • Tribute to Sam Pollard
  • 1h 20m
  • USA

In the Freedom Summer of 1964, hundreds of young people—including James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner—were drawn to the Deep South to take part in the Civil Rights Movement. At the same time, two groups of young men (one led by Dick Waterman, the great champion of the Blues, and the other by guitarist John Fahey) made the same trip in search of Blues legends Skip James and Son House. That these two quests ended in the volatile state of Mississippi, whose governor famously referred to integration as “genocide,” is the starting point for Sam Pollard’s musically and historically rich (and Grammy-nominated) film. An NYFF54 selection.

Director

Sam Pollard

Language

English

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