​TWO TRAINS RUNNIN': Mississippi Blues meets Civil Rights in Freedom Summer

Runtime: 70 minutes

Producers: Common and Benjamin Hedin

Directors: Samuel D. Pollard

Website: http://www.twotrainsrunnin.com

INTRODUCED BY SPECIAL GUEST DICK WATERMAN, one of the film's young men who found Clarksdale's long-lost bluesman, Son House. Nominated for a GRAMMY (Best Music Film), this highly acclaimed film mixes two race-infused human dramas that played out during Mississippi's Freedom Summer in 1964. Just as Civil Rights workers were traveling to the Magnolia State to face an uncertain fate, two groups of young music fans made the pilgrimage as well — but they were in search of old, forgotten bluesmen. Five stars on RottenTomatoes.com. "This film entwines the historical narratives of a naïve, passionate search for old blues musicians with that of the very courageous, violent and necessary struggle for civil rights in America. It succeeds beautifully." (The Portland Observer)