Summer of Soul Screening: In-Person at Revolution Books in Harlem
Where: Revolution Books
437 Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. @132nd St
212-691-3345 Price: Free--you can donate!
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Over the course of six weeks during the summer of 1969, the extraordinary Harlem Cultural Festival took place at what is today Marcus Garvey Park. Performers included Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, B.B. King, Abbey Lincoln, Mahalia Jackson, and others.
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents this powerful and transporting documentary. Part music film, part historical record, Summer of Soul captures the creative energy and defiance of Black music and culture at a time when “revolution was in the air.”
“The footage of what came to be called ‘Black Woodstock’ was never seen and largely forgotten…UNTIL NOW.” In-person screening.
It’s special to experience Summer of Soul at Revolution Books in Harlem. We are now in a rare time, like the 1960s, when revolution becomes possible. Revolution Books is contributing all that we can to seizing on this rare opportunity… to actually make the revolution to get rid of this capitalist-imperialist system…to bring a whole new society and world into being. And culture is a vital part of the revolution to change everything.
Searchlight Pictures has made available to Revolution Books a special print to project for this one-time showing at the store. Bring your friends and family.
There will be informal discussion afterward.