Image forSummer of Soul (...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

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

USA, 2021, 117mins, Cert.12A
Showtimes and location

Film description

Summer of Soul (...Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is the acclaimed debut by musican Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson.

For six weeks in the summer of 1969, just 100 miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park). It was an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. After that summer, the footage was never seen and largely forgotten – until now. Summer of Soul brings us back to a powerful and transformative moment in history and stands as a testament to music and culture as collective empowerment. In times of unrest, it comes as a moving testimony and an inspiration.

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

ON THE ROAD

Picture House Presents

Leeds University Union

An exciting film programme of brilliant new independent releases, cult-favourites and special events – presented by the Hyde Park Picture House, in partnership with Leeds University Union. Read more

Showing at

Leeds University Union

Venue details

Showtimes

All scheduled screenings have now passed.