A man singing on stage in front of a large crowd

Summer of Soul (12A)

Director: Questlove
US English (2021)
Saturday 25 September 2021 7:30pm
Screen Three
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Tickets: £5, £3 NHS and Key Workers

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1 hour 58 minutes

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Summer of Soul is a revolutionary music documentary about one of the biggest concerts in music history, described as ‘Black Woodstock’, that was written out of the Summer of ’69. 

For the first time, the footage from that glorious summer in Harlem is being shown alongside recollections from artists and festival goers. This documentary highlights the intersection of the Harlem Cultural Festival with revolution, in every facet; musical, political, ideological and cultural.  After a devastating decade of loss (JFK, Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X), Summer of Soul depicts an emotional release and raises black voices, in prayer, prose, song and joyful noise. This is an event as relevant now as it should have been in the years since 1969.