Skip to main content

River City Drumbeat

Screening Friday, July 9, 2021

Followed by a live filmmaker Q&A conversation

River City Drumbeat is the story of a couple in Louisville, Kentucky, committed to providing students a way to thrive through art and fight against the obstacles often suffered by the youth in their community. They started a drum corps and taught the students music, discipline, teamwork and pride in their African heritage.

THE LENS OF HOPE

The kids in this program are experiencing a whole new way of facing their future, with confidence in their own abilities and hope for a better life.

Filmmakers: Anne Flatté & Marlon Johnson
Run time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Visit rivercitydrumbeatmovie.com for more information on the film.

Press for River City Drumbeat

“Beautiful… The film listens for this community’s heartbeat, finding its steady pulse just as expected: healthy and strong.”
– Teo Bugbee, Critic’s Pick, The New York Times

“Profound and powerful…River City Drumbeat, in addition to showcasing extraordinary music and talent, is about the collective power of role models; and an example of the sheer force that different personalities can have in shaping destinies.”
– MIAMI FILM FESTIVAL

“When you find someone who can connect and tell a story it’s bliss. River City Drumbeat is an incredible story of family and tradition and honor, finding your roots, which gives you your wings.”
— Jill Tracey, Host of Hot Talk with Jill Tracey, Hot 105 Miami

Carterland Poster

Carterland
Thursday, July 8, 2021

River City Drumbeat Film Poster

River City Drumbeat
Friday, July 9, 2021

3 Short Film Program Poster

Short Film Program
Knocking Down The Fences, Tree #3,
and Red Horizon
Saturday, July 10, 2021

Rising Phoenix Poster

Rising Phoenix
Thursday, July 15, 2021

film to be announced

To Be Announced
Friday, July 16, 2021