Thursday, February 15, 6:30pm
Ossining Public Library
Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series to host a FREE screening of Soundtrack for Revolution, which tells the story of the music of the Civil Rights Movement through archival footage, interviews with participants, and versions of classic songs by today’s most beloved recording artists, followed by a panel discussion.
This month’s offering from The Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series (ODDS) is Soundtrack for a Revolution. The film is the next installment in the “Deconstructing Racism” series, and in recognition of February as Black History Month. The free screening will take place on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at the Ossining Public Library. Seating begins at 6:15 PM and all are welcome. A panel discussion will follow with three dynamic individuals with personal and professional expertise in music and the struggle for social justice.
2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., offers a deeply important chance to consider the successes, failures, and lessons of the Movement he led – and how an unflinching evaluation of those times can help us understand and navigate the challenging times we’re living through now. Archival footage of the defiance and celebration embodied in the music of the Movement, and of non-violent protesters met with unapologetic violence, forms one thread of the documentary. There are also new interviews with people who participated in the events of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, and reinterpretations of classic songs by some of our most beloved contemporary musical acts. As ReelTalk Movie Reviews put it, “It’s the clips of early television broadcast reportage – along with the emotional memories of those who participated, that still move one to tears, awe and pride.”