Disney has announced that the Searchlight Pictures documentary “Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)” will be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Friday 30th July. The film will also be released in Cinemas first on Friday 16th July.
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.
Unfortunately, for those subscribers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the film is being released a little later than across the pond. As the film will be released on Friday 2nd July on Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ in Canada, in addition to being released in cinemas.
Will you be checking out “Summer Of Soul” this summer on Disney+?
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