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Details
Runtime 117min
Director Questlove
Cast Chris Rock, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stevie Wonder
Country US
Year 2021
BBFC Rating 12A
BBFC Guide Images of real dead bodies, moderate violence, racism, drug references
Language English
Subtitled N
Black History StudiesLexi DocsMain Features

Summer of Soul

Summer of Soul
Description

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.


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Key
CC = Closed Captions
AD = Audio Described
C&B = Carers & Babies
FF = Film Festival
FAM = Family Screening

Details
Runtime 117min
Director Questlove
BBFC Guide Images of real dead bodies, moderate violence, racism, drug references
Year 2021
Cast Chris Rock, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stevie Wonder
Country US
Language English
Subtitled N
Black History StudiesLexi DocsMain Features
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