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Questlove

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

Sound and Vision 118' - 2021 - Documentary, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English - Format: DCP
Director: Questlove With: Roy Ayers, Ethel Beatty, Barbara Bland-Acosta

A powerful and transporting documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival in the summer of 1969.

The screening on 23 October in Vooruit is followed by the Film Fest Ghent Closing Party. Entrance to the film and Closing Party via a Covid Safe Ticket.

Fri 15 Oct
14:30
Sphinx 1
Subtitles: English
Sat 23 Oct
20:30
Vooruit-Theaterzaal
Subtitles: English
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 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 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.
“This is black music at the end of a turbulent decade filled with rights gained and leaders lost. It’s Motown, the blues, R&B, Afro-Latino jams ... Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson’s look back at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival is damn near a music-doc masterpiece.” - Rolling Stone

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Credits

Director

Questlove

With

Roy Ayers, Ethel Beatty, Barbara Bland-Acosta

Director of Photography

Shawn Peters

Editor

Joshua L. Pearson

Producer

Joseph Patel, David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent

Production studios

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Soundtrack

More information

Dialogue

English

Subtitles

English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

2021

Filmography

Questlove
Common Feat. Mary J. Blige: Come Close (Video short, 2002)

Technical Specs

Format
DCP

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