13 - 16 October 2022

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12 October MKC Kino Frosina, 20:00 MKC Kino Frosina, 20:00

SUMMER OF SOUL (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

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Documentary film, 2021

Country: USA

Directed by: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

With: Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Sly & The Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, Hugh Masekela, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Max Roach, Roy Ayers…

Runtime: 117 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. 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. The feature includes 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. The film won scores of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and a Grammy for Best Music Film.