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River City Drumbeat

Film and Filmmaker Q&A Screening Friday, July 9, 2021 at 6:00pm PT

Followed by a live Q&A with Marlon Johnson & Anne Flatté, Director/Producers; Edward “Nardie” White, Featured in the Film; and moderated by Windrider Team Member, Saila Kariat.

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 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

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On demand replay of River City Drumbeat along with the Q&A with Marlon Johnson, Anne Flatté, and Edward “Nardie” White will be available to ticket buyers to watch through Sunday, July 18th.

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.”

“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

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