Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

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Showings

Capri Theater Thu, Oct 7 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:FREE EVENT - DONATIONS ACCEPTED
Film Info
Program:New Releases
MSPIFF Alum
Tags:Documentary
Black Perspectives
Music
History
Activism
Arts
Release Year:2021
Runtime:117 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Print Source:Searchlight Pictures
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slFiJpAxZyQ
Cast/Crew
Director:Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Executive Producer:Jen Isaacson
Jon Kamen
Dave Sirulnick
Jody Allen
Ruth Johnston
Rocky Collins
Jannat Gargi
Beth Hubbard
Davis Guggenheim
Laurene Powell Jobs
Jeffrey Lurie
Marie Therese Guirgis
David Barse
Ron Eisenberg
Sheila C. Johnson
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Producer:Joseph Patel
Robert Fyvolent
David Dinerstein
Cinematographer:Shawn Peters
Editor:Joshua L. Pearson

Description

Effective September 3, 2021, MSP Film Society will require, at the time of entry, either proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or negative results from a COVID-19 test performed within 72 hours of the screening. MSP Film Society strongly recommends masks for all screenings regardless of vaccination status, unless actively eating or drinking. For more information regarding MSP Film Society's COVID-19 policy CLICK HERE.

SHOWING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 AT 7PM | IN PERSON AT THE CAPRI THEATER

Capri Theater Address: 2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

A special FREE screening to celebrate the Go!/Capri Grand Opening Week and the return of First Thursday Films @ the Capri! Post-screening community discussion with MSP Film Programmer Craig Laurence Rice and legendary tour manager Alan Leeds to follow the screening.

About the Film

MSPIFF40 Audience Choice Winner - Special Presentations and the winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival!

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 never seen and 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 never-before-seen 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.


FIRST THURSDAYS @ THE CAPRI

Be @ the movies! Noteworthy films with good conversation that follows each screening on the first Thursday of every month. The series is presented by MSP Film, the Capri Theater, and the Minnesota Historical Society.

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