‘River City Drumbeat’: A Virtual Speed Cinema Presentation

“River City Drumbeat” is a 2019 documentary about Louisville’s River City Drum Corp, a musical group and mentoring program for Black, West Louisville youth. The film follows RCDC’s founder Edward “Nardie” White as he shifts leadership of the group to Albert Shumake, as well as three student drummers — Imani, Jailen and Emily — who are approaching the end of high school. The New York Times review said: “Though the movie does include footage of drum performances, it doesn’t move at the clip of sticks on snares. Instead, the film listens for this community’s heartbeat, finding its steady pulse just as expected: healthy and strong.” The film will be streaming through Aug. 23 along with a discussion between the film’s co-directors (Marlon Johnson and Anne Flatté), White and Shumake.

Through Aug. 23

Online
Any time | $12 nonmembers, $10 members
speedmuseum.org/cinema