Black History Month Movie @ Macon: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Thu, Feb 15 2024
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Macon, Large Auditorium

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Join us at Macon for a "pulsating panorama of 'Black, beautiful, proud'" (Tambay Obenson, IndieWire), Questlove's acclaimed Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).

Documenting and reclaiming the legacy of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Summer of Soul premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. 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 never seen and 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 never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more.

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Add to My Calendar 02/15/2024 03:30 pm 02/15/2024 05:30 pm America/New_York Black History Month Movie @ Macon: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Join us at Macon for a "pulsating panorama of 'Black, beautiful, proud'" (Tambay Obenson, IndieWire), Questlove's acclaimed Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised).

Documenting and reclaiming the legacy of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, Summer of Soul premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. 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 never seen and 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 never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more.

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