River City Drumbeat - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too !

Aug 21 to Sep 30

Marlon Johnson and Anne Flatte - 2020 - 95m

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A multigenerational story of music, love, and legacies set in the American South.  Edward "Nardie" White devoted his life to leading the African-American drum corps he co-founded with Zambia Nkrumah in Louisville, Kentucky three decades ago. Together they inspired youth from their West Louisville neighborhood to thrive by connecting them with the art and cultural traditions of their African ancestors. Now Albert Shumake, whose destiny was shaped by the drumline, must take up the mantle for the next generation. Meanwhile, student drummers Imani, Jailen, and Emily navigate adolescence and life changes. River City Drumbeat follows this creative community of mentors, parents, and youth making their way in a world where systemic forces raise obstacles to fulfilling their dreams.

"A powerful and uplifting story of music, love, and legacies set in the American South. Together they inspired youth from their West Louisville neighborhood to thrive by connecting them with the art and cultural traditions of their African ancestors ... I loved this film so much! It is so beautiful to see a couple dedicating their lives to mentoring youth through music and art that will continue generations to come. It was so heartwarming to see a community determined to overcome all obstacles through the love of music." - Malika Harris, Irish Times

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River City Drumbeat - available now for our safe at-home virtual cinema viewing that'll partially support us too ! poster