OSCAR-SHORTLISTED HIT SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION TO SCREEN IN FEBRUARY AT TORONTO’S DOC SOUP
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Toronto, January 21, 2010 - Hot Docs is pleased to announce that the February installment of the Doc Soup monthly screening series will feature SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION (USA, 82 MIN) by filmmakers Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman (NANKING, Hot Docs 2007 selection; TWIN TOWERS, 2003 Academy Award winner). An official selection of the Cannes and Tribeca film festivals and shortlisted for a Best Documentary Feature Academy Award, SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION has been called “a stirring civics lesson combined with glossy modern music videos of the movement’s greatest hits” by Variety. SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION will screen on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. at the Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West.
Executive produced by Danny Glover, SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION tells the story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music – the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, paddy wagons and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The music and its infectious energy enabled African-Americans to sing words they could not say, helping protesters to face down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. Featuring new performances of these freedom songs by such celebrated performers as John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean and The Roots, the film couples thrilling performances with riveting archival footage and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis and Julian Bond.
The Doc Soup monthly screening series brings the latest Canadian and international documentaries to the big screen in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Single tickets for SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION are $12 and can be purchased in advance at www.hotdocs.ca or at the door on the night of the screening (subject to availability). A limited number of free tickets for the 9:15 p.m. screening will be available to students with proper ID (subject to availability) at the door, on a first-come first-served basis beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Upcoming screening dates for Toronto’s Doc Soup are March 17 and April 14. Doc Soup titles are announced at least one month prior to their screenings and, whenever possible, guest directors are in attendance.
Hot Docs is pleased to acknowledge Citytv as the Presenting Partner of the Doc Soup series.
Doc Soup Toronto is sponsored by Rogers.
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 17th annual edition from April 29 - May 9, 2010. An outstanding selection of 170+ documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented toToronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs will also mount a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Toronto Documentary Forum, May 5 & 6, and The Doc Shop. For more information please visit www.hotdocs.ca.
V Kelly & Associates