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

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  • PG-13
  • Genre(s): Documentary
  • Release year: 2021
  • Running time: 118 min
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. read more
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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, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.

Original Release

04/29/2021

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Cast

Lin-Manuel Miranda Self
Chris Rock Self
Mahalia Jackson Self / Self - Performer
Stevie Wonder Self
Abbey Lincoln Self / Self - Performer
B.B. King Self (archive footage) / Self - Performer
Nina Simone Self (archive footage) / Self - Performer
Moms Mabley Self / Self - Performer
Jesse Jackson Self
Sal Masekela Self
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Questlove

Cast

Lin-Manuel Miranda Self
Chris Rock Self
Mahalia Jackson Self / Self - Performer
Stevie Wonder Self
Abbey Lincoln Self / Self - Performer
B.B. King Self (archive footage) / Self - Performer
Nina Simone Self (archive footage) / Self - Performer
Moms Mabley Self / Self - Performer
Jesse Jackson Self
Sal Masekela Self
Sly and the Family Stone Self - Performer
David Ruffin Self / Self - Performer
Mavis Staples Self
Hugh Masekela Self / Self - Performer
Max Roach Self / Self - Performer
The 5th Dimension Self - Performer
The Chambers Brothers Self - Performer
Gladys Knight & The Pips Self - Performer
John V. Lindsay Self (archive footage) / Self
Cal Tjader Self - Performer

Producers

Jody Allen Executive Producer
David Barse Executive Producer
Rocky Collins Executive Producer
Ron Eisenberg Executive Producer
Jannat Gargi Executive Producer
Davis Guggenheim Executive Producer
Beth Hubbard Executive Producer
Jen Isaacson Executive Producer
Ruth Johnston Executive Producer
Jon Kamen Executive Producer
Laurene Powell-Jobs Executive Producer
Jonathan Silberberg Executive Producer
Dave Sirulnick Executive Producer
Nicole Stott Executive Producer
Marie Therese Guirgis Executive Producer
Jeffrey Lurie Executive Producer
Questlove Executive Producer
Shannon Dill Executive Producer
Brendan Hermes Executive Producer
Sheila C. Johnson Executive Producer
Cora Atkinson Producer
Inuka Bacote-Capiga Producer
Ashley Bembry-Kaintuck Producer
David Dinerstein Producer
Robert Fyvolent Producer
Aimee Link Producer
Joseph Patel Producer
Gregory A. Thomson Producer
Cherice Hunt Producer
Bryan Greene Producer
Novena Carmel Producer
Julia Lewis Producer
Lizzy McGlynn Producer
James Uminowicz Producer
Zarah Zohlman Producer

Editors

Joshua L. Pearson

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