SummerSoul

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised).

Sunday 28 Nov 2021 - 2:00pm
Admission: 
£5 + Booking Fee

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and solidarity.

The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost - until now.

“(B)rilliantly encapsulates the spirit and mood of a unique era… As a documentary it’s beautifully constructed and allows the event to tell its own story. Super sharp editing quickly puts the festival in historical context; the Kennedys, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King had all been assassinated in the last six years; and the Vietnam War was at its brutal height.” ***** - UK Film Review, Brian Penn

Director: 
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
Cast: 
Roy Ayers, Ethel Beatty, Barbara Bland-Acosta, Sheila E., Jesse Jackson, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Chris Rock, Stevie Wonder
Country: 
USA
Certificate: 
12
Duration: 
1hr 58mins
Year: 
2021
Admission
£5 + Booking Fee