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Film Screening: Questlove’s Summer of Soul

July 31 | 5:00 am - 8:00 pm CDT

Film Summary:

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.

You’ll want to see this on the big screen. Watch ‘Summer of Soul’ film screening presented by the Denton Black Film Festival in collaboration with University of North Texas Media Department and the Denton Black Chamber of Commerce.

FREE. Details on parking will be sent after ticket reservation.

Media sponsor: NBC5 DFW


July 31
5:00 am - 8:00 pm CDT
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1179 Union Circle RTFP Building, RM 184 Denton, TX 76203 USA
1179 Union Circle RTFP Building, RM 184
Denton, TX 76203 United States
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Denton Black Film Festival
University of North Texas Media Department