Join KRCL and the Utah Film Center for a FREE, screening of the 2021 film Summer of Soul (...Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised). This ALL AGES screening will be Friday, July 29th at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City in conjuntion with KRCL's Music Meets Movies and the Utah Film Center’s Outdoor Summer Film Series.
A documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African-American music and culture and promoted Black pride and unity. 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.
KRCL's Music Meets Movies / Utah Film Center’s Outdoor Summer Film Series
Summer of Soul (...Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Friday, July 29
Liberty Park - 600 900 South, Salt Lake City
One screening only
Doors at 8pm / Movie at Dusk (approx 9:15 PM)