Summer of Soul
23:30 Screen on the Sands
Doors open to pick up headsets from 22:30
Saturday 18th June
Ticketed: Headset £10
Catch the Oscar and Bafta-winning documentary as part of our Saturday Screenings on the beach.
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 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 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 premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.
Curated by Cambridge Film Trust, Summer of Soul plays on Screen Two, while To The Moon will be played back-to-back with RIVER on Screen One. Not sure what you want to watch? One ticket provides you with a headset which can access either film, meaning you can watch either screen, at any time.
Seating is mainly on the sand, although the screens are viewable from Jubilee Parade
Audio is via headphones
Films will be captioned