The Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969, featured in the documentary SUMMER OF SOUL. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved

A Second UK Trailer For Summer Of Soul Celebrates The Music

This time next month Questlove‘s directorial feature debut Summer Of Soul will be released in UK cinemas. Ahead of that release next month, Searchlight Pictures have released a second UK Trailer.

This new film chronicles the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. It was a celebration of African American music and culture nicknamed ‘The Black Woodstock’.  Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Nina Simone, B.B. King, Sly and the Family Stone all played at the event.

Once again the amazing footage shines here and of course when it’s focused on the show itself. This film certainly is celebrating the music and a reminder Woodstock was not the icon event that year (1969).

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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 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 & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Ray Baretto, Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach and more

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised), will get a UK and Irish cinema release cinemas from  16th July, and exclusively on Disney+ Star from 30th July.