Soundtrack For A Revolution
Soundtrack For A Revolution (2009)

History, passion, and battle that was the Civil Rights Movement, brought to life by the music that it inspired, and that inspired it. Sung by some of today.s greatest artists: John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, The Roots, & more.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 7, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

The contemporary music sequences are a distraction from the heart of the movie: truly astounding archival footage of speeches, marches, and demonstrations.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

An elegantly crafted new documentary.

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James Verniere
Boston Herald

Whether you lived through the civil rights movement or not, the Danny Glover-produced, marvelously musical "Soundtrack for a Revolution" will leave you deeply moved and humming.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Through vivid archival material and voice-overs, the filmmakers create moving vignettes that, taken together, form a fascinating primer on nonviolence as a political force and discipline.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Tthe film is primarily interested in the music that accompanied this turmoil, which is a bit like covering the American Revolution with the focus on the wigs Washington and Jefferson wore.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

The songs are rousing, but it takes more than a soundtrack to make a revolution.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Soundtrack may very well be the finest, broad history on film of the Southern Freedom Movement years as measured from the Montgomery bus boycott (beginning in 1955) to the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1968).

Mike Hale
New York Times

Essentially a condensed, lightly airbrushed, skillfully assembled history of the civil rights movement, with musical interludes.

Mike Scott

Puts a fresh spin on an important chapter in American history.

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