Summer of Soul (18)
Back for one night only due to high demand
Fri 30 Jul 2021 - Thu 16 Sep 2021
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
Thu 16 Sep: 7.30pm
Dir. Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
2021 | 117 mins | USA
Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Mavis Staples
Studio 74 is closed on Sun 1 Aug, so our 3.15pm screening of Summer of Soul is cancelled.
In the summer of 1969, the same summer as Woodstock, another music festival took place 100 miles away. 30,000 people attended the event known as The Harlem Cultural Festival. It was filmed but the footage sat in a basement for over 50 years. It has never been seen. Until Now. Summer Of Soul is a stunning unearthed treasure destined to become a pillar of American music and African American history.
First time filmaker, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson presents a transporting film that deftly incorporates an unforgettable musical revue that includes many rare gems, such as a Stevie Wonder drum solo and a duet between Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples.
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.
Start your day the Studio 74 way! Take advantage of our breakfast deal and enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast in our Café Bar before the screening on Tue 3 Aug.
Your ticket includes the film, a breakfast bap with locally sourced bacon or vegan sausages served in a pretzel bun as well as anything from our hot or soft drink selections.
The film will start at 10.45am, so please arrive by 10.15am to ensure you have plenty of time to enjoy your breakfast before the film.