Think Fest Film Night Screening of "Two Trains Runnin'" at Wake Tech
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wake Tech's Department of Humanities, in collaboration with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, presents the award-winning documentary film, "Two Trains Runnin.'" Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Pollard, the film takes place in Mississippi in the summer of 1964 at the height of the Civil Rights movement. A search by music fans for long-forgotten Blues legends is juxtaposed with the simultaneous arrival of hundreds of college students supporting Black voter registration. The events that followed this coincidental meeting of music and politics would rock the nation to its core. The New York Times heralded "Two Trains Runnin'" as a "Convergence of Idealism, Brutality and Artistic Genius."
There is no charge for this event, but tickets are required and can be reserved at EventBrite.
**A Q&A session will immediately follow the film where audience members will have the opportunity to discuss the film and the filmmaking process with the writer and producer, Ben Hedin.
Come early for Burgers, Blues and Ice Cream, too! Food trucks and music start at 4:30 p.m.