7:15 pm | 1 hr 20 min | Documentary, Music
The remarkable story of 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. Director: Samuel D. Pollard, Writer: Benjamin Hedin. Cast: Gary Clark Jr., Buddy Guy, Jimbo Mathus, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Valerie June, Chris Thomas King, Jimbo Mathus, North Mississippi Allstars, Lucinda Williams, David Dennis, Robert Moses, Curtis Muhammad, Taylor Branch, Peter Guralnick, Peniel Joseph, Amanda Petrusich, ED Denson, David Evans, Phil Spiro, Gayle Dean Wardlow, Dick Waterman
In June of 1964, hundreds of college students, eager to join the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi and started 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. Though neither group was aware of the other, each had come on the same errand: to find an old blues singer and coax him out of retirement.