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Soundtrack For A Revolution (2009)

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History, passion, and battle that was the Civil Rights Movement, brought to life by the music that it inspired, and that inspired it. Sung by some of today.s greatest artists: John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, The Roots, & more.

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Critic Reviews for Soundtrack For A Revolution

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The contemporary music sequences are a distraction from the heart of the movie: truly astounding archival footage of speeches, marches, and demonstrations.

May 27, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Through vivid archival material and voice-overs, the filmmakers create moving vignettes that, taken together, form a fascinating primer on nonviolence as a political force and discipline.

April 30, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Soundtrack may very well be the finest, broad history on film of the Southern Freedom Movement years as measured from the Montgomery bus boycott (beginning in 1955) to the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1968).

April 29, 2010 | Rating: 4/4

An elegantly crafted new documentary.

February 19, 2010 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Tthe film is primarily interested in the music that accompanied this turmoil, which is a bit like covering the American Revolution with the focus on the wigs Washington and Jefferson wore.

January 22, 2010 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Essentially a condensed, lightly airbrushed, skillfully assembled history of the civil rights movement, with musical interludes.

January 22, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5

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