Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Could not be Televised) (12A)
As part of Leek Arts Festival, we’re really pleased to be able to screen Summer of Soul on our big screen. In 1969, the same year as Woodstock, another festival took place. It was filmed, but never seen until now. 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 The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park but the footage was largely forgotten. Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual wellbeing and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The documentary includes concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples, BB King, The 5th Dimension, Sly and the Family Stone, Hugh Masekela and more.
USA 2021 118 mins Dir: “Questlove” Thompson
Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.
Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.
Advance tickets available in the cafe and online. If there are no more tickets available online, you can ring the cafe (01538 386112) to see if/how many offline tickets are left.
Film starts: 7:45pm