Two Trains Runnin'

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.

  • Samuel D. Pollard
  • 82 minutes
    • Preceded by ABBY THE SPOON LADY d. Justin Johnson | USA | 2017 | 12m
    • Short film Director Justin Johnson scheduled to attend.
    • Sponsored by Art Busch & Jo Anne Lofland
    • Community Partners - KMUW Pulbic Radio, Crossroads and Wichita Blues Society
    • All films shown on Thursday, October 19 are free of charge to active military and veterans with proper ID. Sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

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About Tallgrass Film Association

Tallgrass Film Association entertains, educates and inspires audiences in the Wichita community and beyond by showcasing the best of independent films from around the world through an annual 5-day film festival, year-round special screenings and events, filmmaking workshops and a traveling road show. We strive to preserve the cultural tradition of film as a communal adventure. Movies bring us together: they entertain, spark conversation, build community and forge new relationships.

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