Reel Voices: "Summer of Soul" (Screening: Onsite; Q&A: Onsite and Zoom)
Ridgewood Public Library
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 6:30-9:00pm
6:30pm: Screening of Summer of Soul, Library Auditorium onlySponsored by Friends of the Library.
8:25pm: Live Q&A with Adam Falcon, Singer/Soulwriter, Library Auditorium OR Zoom (link below)
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021; US; PG-13; 1h58m) is 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 and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.
Zoom link for Q&A:
Meeting ID: 812 0813 1637 Passcode: 532476