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Two Trains Runnin' (2016)

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Two Trains Runnin' is about the search for two forgotten blues singers, set in Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement. Directed by Sam Pollard, narrated by Common, and featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr.

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An enlightening journey with plenty to say about music, history and the ways music can help make history.

January 26, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

As we watch these once-marginalized artists thrillingly bring their past to bear on tense times, so does this look-and-listen complement the urgency of our newly charged civil rights moment.

September 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The movie's thesis is that the 1960s' political clashes and cultural revelations were essentially linked, and equally liberating.

September 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A powerful meditation on the origins of an African-American musical genre and the painful reasons for its existence.

December 2, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

This captivating movie, like the blues itself, is at once a recognition of ... somber truths and a gesture of protest against them.

December 1, 2016 | Full Review…

Like two trains heading full speed in opposite directions, the two groups of men that headed down South in search of their heroes had two shockingly different fates.

August 14, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

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