“Not just a great music documentary but an exhilarating time capsule” – Washington Post
2021 Oscar Winner for Best Documentary
Crafted from footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival – an event so filled with stars from soul, R&B, blues and jazz they called it the Black Woodstock – Summer of Soul is a breathtaking chronicle of Black culture in a pivotal moment.
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.
Featuring Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, The 5th Dimension, The Staple Singers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mavis Staples, Blinky Williams, Sly and the Family Stone, and The Chambers Brothers.
Summer of Soul
Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Length 118 Minutes
Rated PG for violence
About Deckchair Cinema
Always by donation, The Polygon invites you to enjoy classic films under the stars on Cates Deck out front of the Gallery. Attendees can make themselves comfortable by bringing their own blankets or low chairs. Seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis. A concession stand at The Gallery is offering tasty snacks and drinks from local wineries and breweries. Films start at sundown, music courtesy of some of the city’s best DJs begins at 7pm.
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