Oct. 14th, 2014

rowanf: (movie kiss)
Yesterday morning I was re-watching a documentary called "Soundtrack for a Revolution" from 2001 that showed on American Experience on PBS. It showcases songs and events from the civil rights movement with interviews and performances and period footage. Some of the songs were re-written union songs which got me listening to old Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, etc, albums finding the originals and then googling to try and find the civil rights words (sadly without success).

But it was great prelude to going to see the film, Pride, with Russell last night. Pride tells the story of a gay and lesbian group in 1984 London who start to raise money for the striking miners that Margaret Thatcher is trying to break (sadly she succeeded). They make particular connection with the Union folks a Welsh mining town. It was a great story and had a lot of great actors. When I got home I googled for more about the story. I found a story in People about the real folks behind the story. I really recommend this movie very highly.

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