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“Summer of Soul” Movie Matinée
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“Summer of Soul” Movie Matinée Celebrates BHM@BWGPL

Join the BWGPL for the Movie Matinée

“Summer of Soul” - Thursday February 22, 2024 @ 1:30 p.m.

Acclaimed debut filmmaker Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson gives audiences an unforgettable cinematic experience that pays homage to the cultural richness and resilience of the Black community, and features lost and forgotten footage. "Summer of Soul" takes you on a mesmerizing trip back to the summer of 1969, a time when music, culture, and activism collided in the heart of Harlem.

This documentary captures the essence of the Harlem Cultural Festival, a monumental event that featured legendary performances by some of the greatest Black artists of the time. From Stevie Wonder's soulful melodies to Nina Simone's powerful voice, the film showcases electrifying moments that defined a generation. "Summer of Soul" not only celebrates the incredible music but also delves into the socio-political backdrop of the era, providing a profound look at the significance of the festival in the context of the civil rights movement.

Immerse yourself in the universal language of music that transcends boundaries, fostering a sense of unity and appreciation for diversity.