Several friends have recommended this Documentary Summer of Soul. It is screening at Palace cinemas and for a fabulous OUTA LOCKDOWN night out ... go and see it at the Golden Age Cinema in Surry Hills ... they do a very nice cocktail to get you in the mood! Also streaming on Netflix if you're not ready to brave the cinema.
PLUS ... Mark Kermode the Music critic for the Observer newspaper calls it the " Best Concert film ever made.
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 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. Summer of Soul premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.
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