Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – Kendal Unity Festival

Cinema | (12A) | 117 minutes |
18th June 2022

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. Walt Disney Pictures.

This screening will feature subtitles for the hearing impaired.

Presented in Partnership with Kendal Unity Festival, part of Cumbria Unity Festival.

Winner of the BAFTA and OSCAR for Best Documentary Feature 2022.

Presented in partnership with Anti Racist Cumbria ‘Making Cumbria the UK’s first actively anti-racist county’
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DATES & TIMES

18th June 2022

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