Friday, June 11, 2021

Screening: See Summer of Soul Early And Free

Beat the summer heat and check out a documentary about the never before televised Harlem Culture Festival, a series that was filmed over six weeks in the summer of 1969.  The film is coming to theaters and Hulu on July 2, 2021 but you can see it early and free!  Details and entry form are below.


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. Summer of Soul premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.

Summer of Soul:

Tuesday, June 29th

AMC Potomac Mills 


 Screening Link!

As always, screenings are first-come, first-served so please arrive early to ensure you get a seat.

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