Summer of Soul
2021, 1 hr 57 min, PG-13
Cast: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Chris Rock, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, BB King
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR negative PCR test AND matching photo ID required for admission.
Masks strongly recommended unless actively eating or drinking.
Main Auditorium: center section features open seating. Right and left sections are marked for distancing (green=open, red=closed).
Screening Room: open seating throughout.
SUMMER OF SOUL 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.