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MOVIE: SUMMER OF SOUL
March 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)
WINNER, Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival
Over the course of six weeks during the summer of 1969, 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival to celebrate Black history, culture, music, and fashion.
The concerts were filmed but the footage was never seen and largely forgotten — until now. One of the best concert movies ever, it features riveting, joyous performances by Stevie Wonder, Glady Knight and the Pips, Sly and the Family Stone, B. B. King, Mahalia Jackson, and Nina Simone. It also reminds us of what was happening in the summer of 1969, from revolutionary protests in the streets to a man on the moon.
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary, part music film, part historical record, created around this epic event.
“Absolutely mesmerizing” — Toronto Globe and Mail
“The movie is a gift.” — Boston Globe
$7 / under 18, $4
Refreshments, including movie popcorn, available!