Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

LAST UPDATED: 06/18/2021
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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 never seen and 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 never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more.
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A Questlove Jawn
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StudioSearchlight PicturesRelease Date07/02/2021Release TypeInsiders OnlyAdvance TicketsInsiders Only# LocationsInsiders OnlyEarly ShowInsiders OnlyTrade Screen DateInsiders OnlyRatedPG-13 for some disturbing images, smoking and brief drug materialRuntime117Picture FormatInsiders OnlyDigital Sound FormatInsiders OnlyGenreInsiders OnlySub Run DateInsiders OnlyVOD Release DateInsiders OnlyDVD Release DateInsiders OnlyOpen Weekend GrossInsiders OnlyCurrent Weekend GrossInsiders OnlyCumulative GrossInsiders Only
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  • We're kicking off #SummerOfSoulMovie with a series of posters highlighting the artists from the Harlem Cultural Festival starting with… Yes, you guessed it. B.B. King and his guitar. Harlem. 1969. The same year he released the blues classic, The Thrill is Gone. #SummerofSoulMovie A Questlove Jawn. In theaters July 2.

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  • Music’s greatest legends take the stage in #SummerofSoulMovie, A @Questlove Jawn.  In theaters July 2.


One Sheet Copy:
  • In 1969, one of the most important moments in music history was filmed but never seen… until now. 🎵 #SummerofSoulMovie, A @Questlove Jawn. In theaters July 2.


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  • Facebook: One more time for the people in the back: Gladys Knight! In 1969, Gladys Knight & The Pips graced the stage at the Harlem Cultural Festival in Harlem. Watch the never before seen performance in #SummerOfSoulMovie, in theaters July 2.
  • Twitter: One more time for the people in the back: Gladys Knight! In 1969, Gladys Knight & The Pips graced the stage at the Harlem Cultural Festival in Harlem. Watch the never before seen performance in #SummerOfSoulMovie, in theaters July 2.
  • Instagram: One more time for the people in the back: Gladys Knight! In 1969, Gladys Knight & The Pips graced the stage at the Harlem Cultural Festival in Harlem. Watch the never before seen performance in #SummerOfSoulMovie, in theaters July 2.
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