Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Could not be Televised) (12A) TBC – Now cancelled
Apologies – despite our best efforts we are unable to screen this film due to technical difficulties with the DVD format.
Rounding off this season we’re keeping everything crossed we can screen Summer of Soul on the big screen. In 1969, the same year qas 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. The footage was never seen and 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 tmes of unrest, both past and present. The documentary includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, BB King, The 5th Dimension and more.
USA 2021 118 mins Dir: Questlove
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.
Tuesday 19th July
Film starts: 7:45pm