Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, February 12, 2011

4:00 PM

(USA/2009—directed by Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman)

Celebratory and exciting, Soundtrack for a Revolution tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its music – the “freedom songs” performed on picket lines and in jail cells are brought to new and thrilling life by artists including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, Richie Havens, The Roots, Blind Boys of Alabama, and the Carlton Reese Memorial Unity Choir. The importance of the songs – which enabled an oppressed population to sing words they could not say – are illuminated further through powerful archive footage, interviews with Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond and Andrew Young, and through the overall skill and diligence of executive producer Danny Glover. (82 min.)

“Vivid and moving… a fascinating primer on nonviolence as a political force.” –Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post