Soundtrack for a Revolution

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Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Place: Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street (see map)

  • $8 General
  • $7 Students and Seniors
  • $6 Cinematheque and Winnipeg Film Group members

Soundtrack for a Revolution tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music – the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality.

The film features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, and Ambassador Andrew Young.

The incredible music ranges from freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the black church. Featuring the Blind Boys of Alabama backing Anthony Hamilton and Richie Havens singing Will The Circle be Unbroken.

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