Disney has announced that the Searchlight Pictures documentary, “Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)” is coming to Disney+ in the United States on Tuesday 8th February 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.

 

 

“Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)” was originally released on Hulu (and on Disney+ internationally) last summer.


Disney is releasing this film on Disney+ to honor of Black History Month and also continues a new trend of releasing more mature content onto Disney+ to appeal to older viewers.

Will you be checking out “Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)” on Disney+?





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