January 23: Summer of Soul

Summer of Soul (New 35mm Print)(Questlove Intro)

(...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

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Summer of Soul (New 35mm Print)(Questlove Intro)

(…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Filmmaker Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will join us IN PERSON, schedule permitting, to introduce the screening.

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary – part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was largely forgotten – until now. Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more. (Searchlight Pictures)

“Director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s feature debut intertwines music and politics in one of the best concert movies of all time.” – Mark Kermode, The Observer

 

Director
Questlove
Starring
Ray Barretto, The 5th Dimension, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Abbey Lincoln, Hugh Masekela, Max Roach, David Ruffin, Nina Simone, Sly & The Family Stone, The Staples Singers, Stevie Wonder
Year
2021
Rated
PG-13
Country
USA
Format
35mm
Running Time
118 minutes

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