Poster for Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

2021, documentary, music

117 minutes

During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50...

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2021-07-15

As a time capsule, Summer of Soul is exceptional; as an experience, it could have been twice as long (or a miniseries) and there would still be more music to hear and stories to tell. A gift that will never be forgotten again. Read more

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2021-07-02

And while the defiant cries of revolution and equality pulsate through Summer of Soul, they never eclipse the festival’s unbridled joy... Read more

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2021-07-10

As a melting pot of killing grooves and a vibrant push on the civil rights movement, the festival, which was born from a bold initiative by Tony Lawrence with the support of the mayor of New York, John Lindsay, was a rejoicing experience. Trust me, the heat is real and the communion incredible. Read more

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Largescale poster for Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

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