The Harlem Cultural Festival 1969
Be entertained and educated as you watch the Summer of Soul documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival.
The film delivers amazing live concert footage, but is about much more than ‘just the music.’
We get an inside look at where this country was during that pivotal time in our history and how the music and this festival brought people together to celebrate and push forward.
Footage from the event is combined with recent interviews with performers and attendees, so we see the impact the festival had on the people who experienced it.
The old films have been impeccably restored and remastered, so the sound and image quality is amazing and up to modern standards.
This movie is fantastic anytime, but is especially important to watch as part of Black History Month.
I loved it and am already planning on watching it again.
(…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution
Release Date 2/8/22
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary.
It is part music film and part historical record, which was 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 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.
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Official Summer of Soul Documentary Trailer
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