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

Questlove
Film Fest Gent
Sat. 23.10.2021 20:30 - 22:30
Sat 23.10.'21
20:30 - 22:30
  • Sat 23.10.'21
    20:30 - 22:30
    THEATERZAAL

Stevie Wonder! Nina Simone! Mahalia Jackson! B.B. King!

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.

In a party mood afterwards? Join us in the Balzaal and the Voo?uit Café for a dazzling Closing Party!

Entry for this requires a Covid Safe Ticket, because of the Closing Party (free entrance) the same evening. Feel free to join us! Check our corona-page for the latest updates.

“This is black music at the end of a turbulent decade filled with rights gained and leaders lost. It’s Motown, the blues, R&B, Afro-Latino jams ... Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson’s look back at the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival is damn near a music-doc masterpiece.”

- Rolling Stone

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PRACTICAL

Sat 23.10 - 20:30 De Vooruit Theaterzaal
PODIUM / film / #tegast
language: English
subtitles: Dutch & French
118 min.

Credits

United States of America, 2021, DCP

cast: Roy Ayers, Ethel Beatty & Barbara Bland-Acosta

organisation: Film Fest Gent

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