7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The University Of Sheffield Drama Studio. See venue details and map...
Honey Bee Blues Club presents: TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ (18)
Dir. Samuel D. Pollard / 2016 / US / 1hr 20mins
In June 1964 hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi, starting what would be known as Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of young men, made up of musicians, college students and record collectors, also traveled to Mississippi. They had both come to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement. 30 years before, Son House and Skip James had recorded some of the most memorable music of their era. Finding them would not be easy. Mississippi, that summer, was a tense and violent place. The Ku Klux Klan and police force of many towns vowed that Freedom Summer would not succeed and it was easy to mistake the young men as activists. Finally, on June 21, 1964, these two campaigns collided in tragic fashion. Two Trains Runnin’ revisits an important moment when America’s cultural and political institutions were dramatically transformed. It all feels very relevant in current times.
- The film itself is 1hr and 20 minutes and will be followed by a live music set from Benjamin Bassford (8.45pm – 9.30pm).
Tickets are £9 full price / £7 concessions or £15 on the door