Catch opening night of Summer of Soul. Part music documentary, part historical record, Summer of Soul resurfaces long forgotten footage of the Harlem Cultural Festival, which took place over six seeks in the summer of 1969. It is a documentary that emphasizes the power of music in healing wounds of the past and the present.
Film critic Odie Henderson describes Summer of Soul as “a testament to Hal Tulchin, to whom the film is dedicated, and to Questlove, who has pulled it all together with immense love and undeniable talent.” Upon its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Summer of Soul won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.
The feature includes 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.