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KCRW Virtual Cinema and Behind the Screens Event: ‘Summer of Soul’

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June 26, 2021 • 12:00 am

(All times are in PDT)
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KCRW invites you to an advanced virtual screening of the new documentary feature “Summer of Soul” from Searchlight Pictures followed by a Behind the Screens conversation with KCRW’s Chris Douridas and the producers of the film. Be the first to watch the film and get access to a special conversation.

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, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.

“Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised),” is the first official project under the recently announced Onyx Collective brand. The winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival will be released theatrically by Searchlight Pictures and will begin streaming on Hulu in the U.S. on July 2, 2021. The film will also stream internationally through the Star offering on Disney+ on a date to be confirmed.

VIEWING WINDOW:

Saturday, 6/26 @ 12:01am PT through Wednesday, 6/30 @ 11:59pm PT

WHERE:

Virtually on the Disney screening platform

HOW TO WATCH:

Those that RSVP will be sent an email with the screening link to watch both the film and the Behind the Screens conversation. Further details will be included after RSVP.