Summer of soul (...or when the revolution could not be televised) / Searchlight Pictures, Onyx Collective and Hulu present ; a Vulcan Productions Inc. production ; in association with Concordia Studio, Play/Action Pictures, LarryBilly Productions ; produced by Mass Distraction Media and RadicalMedia ; a Questlove jawn ; directed by Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson ; produced by Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, David Dinerstein.
DVD | 20th Century Studios | 2022
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1 videodisc (approximately 118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD, NTSC, region 1; wide screen; Dolby digital 5.1 or 2.0; described video.
Featuring Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension.
Director of photography, Shawn Peters ; edited by Joshua L. Pearson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
MPA rating: PG-13; for some disturbing images, smoking and brief drug material.
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. This documentary 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 and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension, and more.
Special features: Audio commentary by director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson; Soul searching: a behind-the-scenes look; Harlem: then and now.
English dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH); described video.
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