Summer of Soul


Review: A documentary about the Harlem Cultural Festival in 1969 which took place over the course of six weeks in the summer. The festival celebrated African American identity and music in a time of social change.
Director: Questlove
Actors: Dorinda Drake, Barbara Bland-Acosta, Darryl Lewis, Ethel Beatty, Al Sharpton, Allen Zerkin, Margot Edman, Alan Leeds, Cyril ‘Bullwhip’ Innis Jr., Hal Tulchin, Musa Jackson, Billy Davis Jr., Marilyn McCoo, Adrienne Kryor, Greg Tate, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Jesse Jackson and Gladys Knight
Year: 2021
Genre: Documentary and Music
Conclusion: 4/5
The one thing I do think is amazing is that this was all filmed in 1969 and that there is still all the footage in perfect condition. If you are interested in the likes of Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight etc and their music then you are going to enjoy this film. At the Academy Awards in 2022 this won one Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. At the Bafta Awards in 2022 this won one award for Best Documentary.


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