SUMMER OF SOUL

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Series Info
Series:Coming Soon
Film Info
Rating:PG-13
Runtime:117 minutes
Director:Questlove
Year Released:2021
Production Country:USA
Language:English

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"By resurrecting this event, Questlove has made space for neglected memories." —Austin Chronicle

"An absolutely infectious film to watch." —Vox

"It really can't be overstated what a miracle this film feels like." —Boston Hassle

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 took place in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). Footage of the festival was never seen and largely forgotten - until now. Summer of Soul 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.