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). After that summer, the images were never seen or shown again – until now.
Musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson makes his debut as a filmmaker with a powerful and compelling documentary: Summer of Soul
This winner of both the Jury Award and the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival highlights the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and is testament to the healing power of music in times of turmoil, both past and present.
It contains never-before-seen concert performances by B.B. King, Nina Simone, Sly & The Family Stone, Gladys Knight & The Pips and Stevie Wonder and more.