Sam Pollard’s Two Trains Runnin chronicles two journeys in the “Freedom Summer” of 1964: one of hundreds of young people to the South to partake in the Civil Rights movement, the other of two groups of young men (including guitarist John Fahey and Dick Waterman, great champion of the Blues) in search of Blues legends Skip James and Son House. Both trips led these travelers to the then volatile state of Mississippi.

Pollard’s film will be screening in the 54th New York Film Festival’s Spotlight on Documentary section. Check out the trailer above and click here for two clips that give a taste of the music, history, and community of this rich film.