Mon 2 August 7:00pm
New screenings on sale Tue 27 July at 5pm
PLEASE NOTE: The screenings on Wed 28 July at 7pm and Mon 2 August at 7pm have socially distanced seating plans.
Starring: Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, B.B. King
Inspirational, joyous and wonderfully entertaining, Summer of Soul brings to life the groundbreaking Harlem Cultural Festival that took place over six weeks in the summer of 1969.
Part-music film and part-historical record, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson‘s acclaimed debut presents a powerful and transporting portrait of the epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion but has been largely-forgotten over the years.
The footage of this extraordinary festival was never seen – 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. Beautifully combining jaw-dropping performances with the intense political landscape, Summer of Soul feels just as relevant and necessary today as the Festival it depicts.
Immersing us in never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and many, many more, Summer of Soul pulses with vibrancy, absorbing us in a phenomenal festival experience.
★★★★★ “GLORIOUSLY ENTERTAINING” BBC.com
★★★★★ “A PULSATING PANORAMA OF ‘BLACK, BEAUTIFUL, PROUD’ PEOPLE” IndieWire