Get ready to give your eyes and ears a real treat! We’re happy to offer our readers the chance to attend a free early screening of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s directorial debut, Summer of Soul.
SYNOPSIS: 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 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.
The screening takes place on Tuesday, June 29th at 7:00pm at AMC Potomac Mills. If you’d like to attend, simply register at the Searchlight Pictures screening site here. Please remember all screenings are first come first served and you’ll need to arrive early to ensure seating. Enjoy the show!
Summer of Soul opens in theaters and Hulu on July 2nd.