Happy Saturday MMT Fam! We’re giving away advance screening passes to the Philly premiere of SUMMER OF SOUL on Tuesday, June 29 in Center City.
“Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)” is the directorial debut of homegrown musician/author/music journalist Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, and the first official project under the recently announced Onyx Collective brand.
Here’s the official synopsis: 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.
To try your luck at a pass, click here to get to the Searchlight Pictures landing and select the “Get My Pass” prompt. Passes (like theater seating) are not guaranteed and are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival, “Summer of Soul” will begin streaming on Hulu in the U.S. on July 2, 2021. The film will also stream internationally through the Star offering on Disney+ on a date to be confirmed.