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Movie: “Summer of Soul” • Black History Film Night
Thursday February 2 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a Black History Month Film Night, where we’ll be screening Summer of Soul, directed by Questlove.
Drop in, no registration required. Come a little early and grab a comfy chair—film starts promptly at 6 pm, and runs 118 minutes. Rated PG (Ontario).
Summer of Soul is 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 and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.