River City Drumbeat

The film listens for this community's heartbeat, finding its steady pulse just as expected: healthy and strong.

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River City Drumbeat

Ed "Nardie" White devoted his life to leading an African-American youth drum corps in Louisville, Kentucky for three decades. Now Albert, whose destiny was shaped by the drumline, must take up the mantle. Meanwhile drummers Imani, Jailen, and Emily navigate adolescence in this multigenerational tale of music, love, and legacies set in the American South.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Music
Runtime
95
Language
English
Director
Marlon Johnson
Anne Flatté
FEATURED REVIEW
Teo Bugbee, New York Times

Early on in the beautiful documentary “River City Drumbeat,” two leaders from the River City Drum Corp teach elementary school students in Kentucky a drum lesson. Albert Shumake, a new father who has been involved with the corp since his childhood, inspires students by bringing them back to their ...

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