First Teaser Trailer for Questlove's Groovy Music Doc 'Summer of Soul'
"The revolution will not be televised!" Searchlight Pictures has unveiled the first teaser trailer for the new music history documentary Summer of Soul, the feature directorial debut of DJ / musician Questlove - who MC'd the Academy Awards show live last night. Summer of Soul first premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, and it will stop by HotDocs next. This film won over critics and audiences with audacious, joyful, uplifting look back at this remarkable music event. Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a doc feature about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity. The documentary 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. This is an amazing film, and will likely be the EVENT of the summer when it opens. It will play both in theaters (yes!!) and on Hulu at the same time starting this July. Don't miss it!!
Here's the first teaser trailer (+ poster) for Questlove's documentary Summer of Soul, from YouTube:
In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson presents a powerful & 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 documentary 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 (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is directed by musician / filmmaker Questlove (aka Ahmir-Khalib Thompson), making his feature directorial debut with this documentary project. This originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. Searchlight Pictures will release Summer of Soul in US theaters and on Hulu starting on July 2nd this summer. Who's into this?