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Dates

Sat 8 Jan, 8pm

Please Note: In line with government guidelines, all seating for cinema screenings will now be allocated.

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Summer of Soul


Summer 1969: more than 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival; a summer concert series which took place over 6 consecutive weekends. Overshadowed by Woodstock, which happened that same year, the event and its filmed footage were forgotten …
 
Questlove’s acclaimed directorial debut transports us back to this extraordinary gathering - rediscovering incredible performances from, among others, Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips and Nina Simone.
Much more than just a music documentary, Summer of Soul reflects on the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Malcom X and Martin Luther King, the Moon Landing and the Black Panthers’ movement. It is a glorious celebration of Black history and culture, punctuated by some truly uplifting musical performances.
 

Festivals:

Sundance Film Festival 2021
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2021
Sheffield DocFest 2021
 
Awards:
Winner - Audience Award, Sundance Film Festival 2021
Winner - Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival 2021