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Summer of Soul (...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

USA, 2021, 117mins, Cert.18
Part of Sheffield DocFest
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Film description

Summer of Soul (...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is the acclaimed debut by musican Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson.

For six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). It was an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. After that summer, the footage was never seen and largely forgotten – until now. Summer of Soul brings us back to a powerful and transformative moment in history and stands as a testament to music and culture as collective empowerment. In times of unrest, it comes as a moving testimony and an inspiration.

Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson presents a powerful and 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.

This special Sheffield DocFest screening will be followed by a 30 minute pre-recorded Q&A.

Showing as part of Sheffield DocFest 2021

This film is part of Sheffield DocFest's official 2021 selection.
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