USA / 2021 / 118'
Summer of Soul
Director: Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
Producer: Jody Allen, Cora Atkinson, Inuka Bacote-Capiga
Summer of Soul
USA / 2021 / 118'
Director: Ahmir-Khalib Thompson
Producer: Jody Allen, Cora Atkinson, Inuka Bacote-Capiga

The winner of the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival, and the 99/100 rating on the Rotten Tomatoes.

SYNOPSIS
A powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. The Harlem Cultural Festival was held in Mount Morris Park over the course of six weeks in the summer of 1969 with performers such as Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Blinky Williams, Sly and the Family Stone and the Chambers Brothers. The footage was never seen and largely forgotten–until now.

Rolling Stone praised the film as "the Perfect Movie to Kick Off Sundance 2021" and that it was "an incredible, vital act of restoration — and reclamation".The Guardian gave Summer of Soul five stars, stating that there was "a moment so striking and rich with power at the center of Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson's Summer of Soul that, while watching it, I actually forgot to breathe."
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