Soundtrack for a Revolution
World Premiere

Soundtrack for a Revolution

| USA | 81 MINUTES | English
Documentary, Music

A young black man sits politely at the "whites only" counter in a diner as white men berate him, throw food at him, and eventually beat him. But when he hits the floor, another man takes his place at the counter. Watching this ghastly footage, captured during the bitter days of segregation, it seems impossible to imagine anyone willing to endure such senseless brutality. But pair images like this with soul-stirring folk songs like "I'm Gonna Sit at the Welcome Table," "Keep Your Eyes on the Prize," and "We Shall Overcome," and suddenly anything seems possible. Soundtrack for a Revolution tells the story of the American civil rights movement through the music that fortified protestors as they struggled for equality.

Directors Dan Sturman and two-time Oscar® winner Bill Guttentag (codirectors of Nanking, TFF '07) pair provocative vintage footage with emotional interviews with the men and women who endured the threats, the dogs, the night sticks, and the fire hoses, among them Georgia congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Coretta Scott King, and many more. But ultimately the filmmakers want the music to do the talking, so they've also gathered Wyclef Jean, Joss Stone, John Legend, TV on the Radio, the Roots, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and others to let loose on modern renditions of those timeless songs.

Cast & Credits
Directed by
Dan Sturman, Dan Sturman, and Bill Guttentag

Bill Guttentag is a two-time Oscar®-winning documentary and feature film writer/producer/director. His films include Live!, a dramatic feature he wrote and directed, starring Eva Mendes and Andre Braugher, and the documentary feature Nanking, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Guttentag also created and executive produced (with Dick Wolf) the nonfiction series Law & Order: Crime & Punishment (NBC, 2002-2004). He recently completed his first novel, Boulevard, which will be published by Pegasus Books/W.W. Norton this winter. He also teaches a course at Stanford University.

Dan Sturman cowrote and codirected Nanking and produced Twin Towers. He has reported and produced for ABC News, CBS News, and the BBC while based in Los Angeles; for Reuters and NBC News while based in London; and for 20/20 in New York. Sturman was the associate producer of the Oscar®-winning documentary A Time for Justice.

Jeffrey Doe
Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
Music Producer
Corey Smith
Beverly Oden
Bill Guttentag, Dan Sturman
Directors of Photography
Buddy Squires, Jon Else, Stephen Kazmierski
Joslyn Barnes, Jim Czarnecki, Bill Guttentag, Dylan Nelson, Dan Sturman
Primary Cast
Anthony Hamilton & the Blind Boys of Alabama, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, Richie Havens, The Roots, John Legend
Executive Producers
Danny Glover, Mark Downie, Marc Henry Johnson, Gina Harrell

Jerome Duboz
William Morris Agency
151 El Camino Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310 859 4029
Dylan Nelson
5225 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste 610 Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323 930 1848
Director's Agent
Aaron Kaplan
William Morris Agency
One William Morris Place Beverly Hills, 90212
Phone: 310 274 7451
Main Contact
Lindsay Gillette
Freedom Song Productions
5225 Wilshire Boulevard, Ste. 610 Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: 323 930 1848
Press Contact
Teri Kane
330 East 79th Street Suite 2B New York, NY 10021
Phone: 917-692-1076
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