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The Streets of Greenwood + Lay My Burden Down

 
 
Thu, Aug 15, 2013
  • 7PM
 
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RUN TIME: 78 minutes
RATED: NR
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Jack Willis
Featuring a performance by a young Bob Dylan, The Streets of Greenwood is one of the most iconic documentaries of its era, capturing the heroic efforts and boundless energy of the Freedom Riders as they rallied to register voters in Greenwood, Mississippi. A few years later, director Willis returned to shoot Lay My Burden Down, a documentary about the first election after the passage of the Voting Rights Act in rural sharecropping communities. Willis asserts what the Supreme Court denied: that it isn’t enough to declare rights, they must be protected.
 
The Streets of Greenwood (1963)

Directed by Jack Willis, Fred Wardenburg, and John Reavis
RUN TIME: 20 min
FORMAT: Digibeta

 
 
Lay My Burden Down (1966)
Directed by Jack Willis
RUN TIME: 58 min
FORMAT: 16mm