Summer of Soul (…or, When the revolution could not be televised)

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Dir: Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson
Running time 117 mins

“So striking and rich with power … that, while watching it, I actually forgot to breathe.” ★★★★★ The Guardian

In the summer of 1969, the Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). After that summer, the footage was largely forgotten – until now. Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson presents a transporting film that includes never-before-seen concert performances from Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach, and more. Don’t miss this slice of music history featuring performances from some of America’s greatest musicians.

Read singer songwriter Terry Logan’s review of the film on our blog!

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