Soundtrack for a Revolution
begins with a mildly intriguing premise, focusing on the role that music played in the fight for racial equality. There have been plenty of great documentaries about the American civil rights movement. The definitive is Henry Hampton's PBS series Eyes on the Prize
, while other, smaller-scale films, like Keith Beauchamp's The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
and Spike Lee's 4 Little Girls
, provide valuable insight into specific incidents of the era. In taking a generalized approach to the time period, and devoting an unseemly chunk of its 81-minute running time to relatively gratuitous contemporary musical perfo...