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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.

Questlove, (Film Director). Patel, Joseph, (Film Producer). Fyvolent, Robert, (Film Producer). Dinerstein, David, (Film Producer). Wonder, Stevie, (Performer). Simone, Nina, 1933-2003 (Performer). Jackson, Mahalia, 1911-1972 (Performer). King, B. B., (Performer). Ruffin, David, (Performer). Santamaria, Mongo, (Performer). Barretto, Ray, (Performer). Mann, Herbie, 1930-2003 (Performer). Roach, Max, 1924-2007 (Performer). Tulchin, Hal, (Filmmaker). Chambers Brothers, (Performer). Sly & the Family Stone (Musical group), (Performer). Gladys Knight and the Pips, (Performer). 5th Dimension (Musical group), (Performer). Edwin Hawkins Singers, (Performer). Staple Singers, (Performer). Searchlight Pictures, (Presenter). Onyx Collective, (Presenter). Hulu (Firm), (Presenter). Vulcan Productions, (Production Company). Concordia Studio, (Production Company). Play/Action Pictures, (Production Company). LarryBilly Productions, (Production Company). Mass Distraction Media, (Production Company). (Firm), (Production Company). 20th Century Studios, (Publisher). Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm), (Film Distributor).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Krum Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Denton County. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at North Texas Library Consortium. (Show)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9786318691598
  • ISBN: 6318691596
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : 20th Century Studios, 2022
  • Distributor: Burbnank, CA : Buena Vista Home Entertainment

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2021.
Original footage filmed in 1969 by television producer Hal Tulchin.
Wide screen.
Special features: Audio commentary by director Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson; Soul searching: a behind-the-scenes look; Harlem: then and now
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Shawn Peters ; edited by Joshua L. Pearson.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring The Chambers Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension, David Ruffin, The Edwin Hawkins Singers, The Staple Singers, Mongo Santamaria, Ray Barretto, Herbie Mann, Max Roach, and others.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPA rating: PG-13; for some disturbing images, smoking and brief drug material.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0; 2.0 described video; color / digitally mastered.
Language Note:
English dialogue; French or Spanish subtitles; English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; English described video.
Subject: Harlem Cultural Festival
African Americans > Music > 20th century
African Americans > Music > History
African Americans > Social life and customs
Popular music > 1961-1970
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Intellectual life > 20th century
Genre: Documentary films
Concert films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities

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