Film Screening: Summer of Soul In-Person
Join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee on Sunday, January 22 at 1 pm for a showing of Summer of Soul (2021) followed by a discussion led by committee members.
There will be two showings of this important documentary. Register for the Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 pm screening HERE.
2021 - 1 hr 58 mins - Color - PG-13
Free and open to all. Registration recommended.
About Summer of Soul
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 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 concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.
Watch the trailer:
This showing is sponsored by The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.
- Sunday, January 22, 2023
- 1:00pm - 3:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Salem Family Auditorium