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Certified Fresh with 98% on Rotten Tomatoes!

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. 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.

USA, 2021, 117 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Questlove (Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)

  • “A joyous piece of filmmaking, something that I could have watched for literal hours, and contains quite simply some of the best concert footage ever put on film."

    —Brian Tallerico, ROGEREBERT.COM
  • “This sizzling concert film is a resurrected piece of power-to-the-people art, featuring dizzyingly rich footage from 1969's Harlem Cultural Festival. [It] reclaims a forgotten piece of Black culture with aching timeliness.”

    – Tomris Laffly, HARPER’S BAZAAR
  • “An absolute triumph. It uncovers a holy grail of soul, Latin, and jazz music that quite literally reshapes the story of what took place musically in the summer of 1969.”

    – Jason Gorber, POV MAGAZINE
  • “Questlove's ‘Summer of Soul’ is as much an essential music documentary as it is a public service.”

    – Chris Barsanti, SLANT MAGAZINE
  • “An outstanding archival work, it digs up beautiful footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival-a rapturous celebration of music that featured acts such as Sly & the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, and Gladys Knight & the Pips.”

    – David Sims, THE ATLANTIC
  • “Musical food for the soul, in equal parts spiritual, personal, reverential, challenging and defiant, it is a remarkable achievement for the first-time filmmaker [Questlove].”

    – Matthew Anderson, CINEVUE
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