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

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 57min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Questlove

Documentary film directed by Ahmir Khalib Thompson (Questlove) about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

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Hurst Village Cinema, Hurstpierpoint (0.0 miles)

147 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9PU
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Fri 26 May


Summer Of Soul

"In the summer of 1969, the same summer as Woodstock, another music festival took place 100 miles away. 30,000 people attended the event known as The Harlem Cultural Festival. It was filmed but the footage sat in a basement for over 50 years. It has never been seen. Until Now. Summer Of Soul is a stunning unearthed treasure destined to become a pillar of American music and African American history. First time filmmkaer, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson presents a transporting film that deftly incorporates an unforgettable musical revue that includes many rare gems, such as a Stevie Wonder drum solo and a duet between Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples.

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. "

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