River City Drumbeat

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Uplifting, heartfelt docu about life-changing drum corps.

NR 2020 95 minutes

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age 10+

A powerful, beautiful, important—and timely—film

What a powerful, beautiful, important—and timely—film. It showcases a perfect example of programming that makes a true difference in the Black community, more of which needs to be supported and funded with the BLM and defund the police movements. I found it not only enormously inspirational but also highly entertaining. I definitely want my two teenage kids (17 and 14) to see this.

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Wonderful, uplifting, lovely film

I watched this film with my two teenagers and husband. The film creates space for important conversations about community, identity, representation and how music, culture and history are important. The young drummers, their families and their mentors tell their stories with honesty and passion. We laughed with them and cried with them, and are thankful for the lasting hope and inspiration.

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