Winner of the Best Documentary Critics Choice Award in addition to the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) is an exhilarating expertise. In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents this highly effective and transporting documentary that is half music movie and half historic report, created round an epic occasion that celebrated Black historical past, tradition and vogue. Over the course of six weeks in the summer time of 1969, only one hundred miles south of Woodstock, The Harlem Cultural Festival was filmed in Mount Morris Park (now known as Marcus Garvey Park). The footage was largely forgotten – till now. SUMMER OF SOUL shines a lightweight on the significance of historical past to our non secular well-being and stands as a testomony to the therapeutic energy of music throughout occasions of unrest, each previous and current. The movie consists of live performance performances by music legends Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The fifth Dimension and extra.