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Summer of Soul Screening/Talkback

Black background with a picture of Nina Simone on the left and Sly Stone on the right
Thursday, December 02, 2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in the MLWC Underground on December 2nd at 6pm for a virtual screening + talkback of "Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)"! Here's a film synopsis:

 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.

After the screening, stick around for a Virtual Talkback, starting at 8pm. This will be moderated by Mark Anthony Neal, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of African & African American Studies, and include panelists:

Robert Fyvolent, Producer
Beth Hubbard, Executive Producer (Duke Alumna)
Musa Jackson, Festival Attendee
9th Wonder, Record Producer; Lecturing Fellow, Duke University
This is sponsored by Duke Alumni Engagement & Development, Duke Black Alumni, Duke Entertainment, Media, & Arts Network, Department of African and African American Studies, and Duke Arts!

Contact: Samaiyah Faison