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  • bug spray available
  • community event
  • live music
  • picnics encouraged

ALL OF OUR EVENTS WILL REQUIRE AN RSVP/TICKET PER PERSON FOR ENTRY THIS SUMMER UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SPACE IS LIMITED. 4 TICKET LIMIT PER PERSON. $5 SUGGESTED DONATION PER PERSON.

 

ABOUT THE FILM:

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, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.

“Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised),” is the first official project under the recently announced Onyx Collective brand. The winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival.

 

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6:30 PM: Venue Opens
7:25 PM: Live Music By Bill Bartholomew
8:25 PM: Film
Rain Venue: Casino Theatre; Please note that though our weekly film screenings are "ticketed" events, the back up rain venues are more limited in capacity than our outdoor venues. Seating at rain venues is not guaranteed and you will be seated on a first come, first served basis. We will notify all RSVP'd guests of venue change via email by 1:00 PM on the day of the film event. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. 
Parking: There will be parking offered on-site and limited street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Please be respectful of St. Michael's neighbor's and DO NOT park your cars on private property. 
Run time: 117 mins
Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Producers: David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel
Summer Of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
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