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Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (PG)

Next screening Friday 29 Oct from 7pm to 8:58pm

By Margaret River HEART | (PG) 1 hr 58 mins

In 1969, the same summer as Woodstock, another festival took place. It was filmed, but never seen . . . until now.

Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted black pride and unity.

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 never seen and 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 never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.