Summer of Soul (…Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

In the summer of 1969, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). After that summer, the footage was largely forgotten – until now.

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a transporting film that includes never-before-seen concert performances from Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln and Max Roach and more.

We have a Parent & Baby screening of Summer of Soul… at 11am on Thursday 22 July. Find out more here.

Languages:
English

Duration:
142 minutes

Country of origin:
USA

Year of production:
2021