Summer of 1969. Over the course of six weeks, just one hundred miles south of Woodstock, the legendary Harlem Cultural Festival celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity. The footage was largely forgotten–until now. In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, the musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around this epic event which has been largely forgotten, unlike the "white" Woodstock which has been widely documented and mystified. The documentary 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. We discover 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. Audience Award Sundance & Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2021 and shortlisted for the Oscars 2022.
- Venue: Kinepolis Kirchberg
- Where: 45 avenue J. F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg
- Doors: 6:30 pm
- Schedule: 19:00 Summer of Soul
- Extra Info: Info & tickets via www.luxfilmfest.lu
- Extra Info: Luxembourg City Film Festival in collaboration with den Atelier Titre : Summer of Soul Réalisateur : Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson Pays : Etats-Unis / United States / Vereinigten Staaten Année : 2021 Genre : Documentaire / Documentary / Dokumentarfilm Durée : 117’ Langue: Anglais / English / English Mentions : Invités/Encadrement : Scénario : Renzo Martens Image : Shawn Peters Montage : Joshua L. Pearson Musique : Randall Poster Producteurs : Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, David Dinerstein Distribution: The Walt Disney Company Langues : ENGLISH OV WITH FRENCH SUBT.