2021 Academy Awards CeremonyThe Roots, who was the directorQuestloveThe first directorial work “SUMMER OF SOUL (OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)” by『 』It will be released in theaters in 2021.
This work was screened as an opening work at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2021.Won the Jury Prize & Audience Prize in the category. It is a music documentary film that can be said to be a major event in 2021. First of all, please check the US version of the teaser preview video.
In the same summer of 1969 as Woodstock, another historic music festival was held 160 kilometers away. The name of this festival is “Harlem Cultural Festival”, which is a gathering of black music stars such as Stevie Wonder and BB King, and more than 300,000 people participated. For some reason, the image remained buried in the basement for about 50 years without being noticed by anyone.
“Summer of Soul (or when the Revolution wasn’t televised)” is a work destined to become a pillar of the black history of American music history after a major excavation of historical footage. .. Participants at the time who first came into contact with valuable documentary footage, interviews at that time, and the whole picture of the revolutionary festival, which was a place for the majestic presentation of black history, culture, fashion, and music, which was about to reach its peak at that time. Will be revealed by our testimony.
A brilliant young Stevie Wonder, a historic singer of Gospel Queen Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples dedicated to Rev. King, who died a year before the festival, Best Act in Woodstock The performance by Sly and the Family Stone, which was popular at the time, was called one of the songs, and the message of Nina Simone, who was handed down to posterity and changed the life of the listener. A number of precious scenes that have been almost completely undisclosed for about 50 years are finally unsealed.
Performing artists include Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, David Ruffin (ex. The Temptations) and other Motown artists who swept the hit charts at the time, as well as BB. King, Harvey Mann, Max Roach and other blues and jazz artists. , And the best gospel music such as Mahelia Jackson, The Staple Singers, and The Edwin Hawkins Singers. In addition, stars who have a bird’s-eye view of pop, Latin, and Africa, which include black music, are gathered together.