A documentary film highlights the music born from the Civil Rights Movement.
The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) and the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) present a screening of directors Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman’s Soundtrack for a Revolution (2009), a documentary that looks at the music that voiced the ideas of the Civil Rights Movement. Soundtrack for a Revolution celebrates the freedom songs that largely evolved from slave chants, the labor movement, and the black church. The film, executive produced by Danny Glover, features performances by John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots, alongside archival footage and interviews with Civil Rights leaders. A discussion follows the film.
Tickets are $8. Admission is free for members of the NOFS and the CAC. For more information, visit the CAC’s website.