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Summer of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

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.

Online Reviews
• IndieWire "Questlove's Directorial Debut Captures the Legacy of Forgotten 'Black Woodstock'" —Tambay Obenson
• New York Times "A NYT Critics' Pick! In 1969 Harlem, a Music Festival Stuns: Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Mavis Staples and others shine in a documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival from Questlove." —Wesley Morris
Film Facts
Running Time
117
Genre
Documentary
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Starring
Stevie Wonder
Nina Simone
Sly & the Family Stone
Gladys Knight & the Pips
Ray Baretto
Abbey Lincoln & Max Roach
Directed by
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson (Questlove)
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Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Required September 15

Effective September 15 Rialto Cinemas will require proof of vaccination for all who enter the theater including customers, guests, vendors and employees ages 12 and above. More Info.

Adult $12
Senior (62+) $10
Child (11 and under) $10
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Daily, before 5:30pm, $10.50
3D Upcharge $2.50