Summer of Soul

27th September 2022

Certificate U / Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson | USA | 2021 | 1h 57 minutes | English

This magnificent documentary of the forgotten 1969 Harlem Cultural festival, just one year after the 1968 riots, gives moving context to rediscovered footage of Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, B B King, Nina Simone, a very young and cool Hugh Masakela and other soul icons in their prime. This Sundance award-winner is an absolute joy, uncovering a treasure trove of pulse-racing, heart-stopping live music footage unseen for half a century. RM

“This is a portrait of an era, it’s also a snapshot of a revolutionary mood.” Sarah Ward, Concrete Playground

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