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  • Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)
  • PG-13
    118 min | Documentary, Music
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (2021)
PG-13
118 min | Documentary, Music

Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) is a feature documentary about the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival which celebrated African American music and culture, and promoted Black pride and unity.
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Director
Questlove (as Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson)
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Release date
Jul 2, 2021 (United States)

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Dorinda Drake
Self - Festival Attendee Self - Festival Attendee   See fewer
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Barbara Bland-Acosta
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Darryl Lewis
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Ethel Beatty
Self - Festival Attendee (as Ethel Beatty-Barnes) Self - Festival Attendee (as Ethel Beatty-Barnes)   See fewer
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Al Sharpton
Self - Minister & Activist (as Reverend Al Sharpton) Self - Minister & Activist (as Reverend Al Sharpton)   See fewer
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Allen Zerkin
Self - Former Assistant to Tony Lawrence Self - Former Assistant to Tony Lawrence   See fewer
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Margot Edman
Self - Festival Production Assistant Self - Festival Production Assistant   See fewer
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Alan Leeds
Self - Music Manager & Executive Self - Music Manager & Executive   See fewer
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Cyril 'Bullwhip' Innis Jr.
Self - Black Panther Party Self - Black Panther Party   See fewer
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Hal Tulchin
Self - Director & Producer, Harlem Cultural Festival 1969 Self - Director & Producer, Harlem Cultural Festival 1969   See fewer
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Musa Jackson
Self - Festival Attendee Self - Festival Attendee   See fewer
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Billy Davis Jr.
Self - The 5th Dimension Self - The 5th Dimension   See fewer
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Marilyn McCoo
Self - The 5th Dimension Self - The 5th Dimension   See fewer
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Adrienne Kryor
Self - The Edwin Hawkins Singers Self - The Edwin Hawkins Singers   See fewer
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Greg Tate
Self - Writer & Musician Self - Writer & Musician   See fewer
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Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Self - Former Reporter, The New York Times Self - Former Reporter, The New York Times   See fewer
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Jesse Jackson
Self - Minister & Activist (as Reverend Jesse Jackson) Self - Minister & Activist (as Reverend Jesse Jackson)   See fewer
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Gladys Knight
Self - Musician Self - Musician   See fewer
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Greg Errico
Self - Drummer, Sly & the Family Stone Self - Drummer, Sly & the Family Stone   See fewer
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Jim McFarland
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Lin-Manuel Miranda
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Luis Miranda
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Denise Oliver-Velez
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Sheila E.
Self - Musician Self - Musician   See fewer
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Roger Parris
Self - Festival Attendee Self - Festival Attendee   See fewer
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Stevie Wonder
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Chris Rock
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Raoul Roach
Self - Son of Max Roach Self - Son of Max Roach   See fewer
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Sal Masekela
Self - Son of Hugh Masekela (as Selema Masekela) Self - Son of Hugh Masekela (as Selema Masekela)   See fewer
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The 5th Dimension
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Don Alias
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William Allen
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Carlos Alomar
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Ray Barretto
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Steve Berrios
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Blinky
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Ben Branch
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Operation Breadbasket
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Hadley Caliman
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Bruno Carr
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Chuck Carter
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The Chambers Brothers
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Harwell Chauncey
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Luis Cruz
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The Dinizulu Dancers & Drummers
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The Edwin Hawkins Singers
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Yvonne Fair
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Sonny Fortune
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Henry Franklin
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Tony Fuentes
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Marcus Garvey Jr.
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Luis Gasca
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Gladys Knight & The Pips
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Andy Gonzalez
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The Gospel Redeemers
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Rodgers Grant
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The Harlem Calypso Band
Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Harlem Calypso Band) Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Harlem Calypso Band)   See fewer
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The Harlem Festival Jazz Band
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Edwin Hawkins
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Tramaine Hawkins
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Walter Hawkins
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Weldon Irvine
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Chuck Jackson
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Mahalia Jackson
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Gene Key
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B.B. King
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Maurice King
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George Kirby
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Abbey Lincoln
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Ray Maldanado
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Herbie Mann
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Steve Marcus
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Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham
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Hugh Masekela
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Dorothy Morrison
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Babatunde Olatunji
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Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
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Professor Caldwell and the Choralites
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Max Roach
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Roberto Rodriguez
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David Ruffin
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Mongo Santamaria
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Adalberto Santiago
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Sonny Sharrock
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Nina Simone
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Sly and the Family Stone
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The Staple Singers
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Mavis Staples
Self - Singer (voice) (archive footage) Self - Singer (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
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Roebuck 'Pops' Staples
Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Papa Stales) Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Papa Stales)   See fewer
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Herman Stevens
Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Professor Herman Stevens) Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Professor Herman Stevens)   See fewer
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Sly Stone
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Cal Tjader
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Orestes Vilato
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Miroslav Vitous
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The Voices of Faith
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Clara Walker
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Larry Willis
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Ewart Abner
Self - Vice President of Motown Records (archive footage) Self - Vice President of Motown Records (archive footage)   See fewer
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Cholly Atkins
Self - Choreographer for Motown (archive footage) Self - Choreographer for Motown (archive footage)   See fewer
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Stokely Carmichael
Self - Activist (archive footage) Self - Activist (archive footage)   See fewer
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Walter Cronkite
Self - Host, CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (archive footage) Self - Host, CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (archive footage)   See fewer
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Redd Foxx
Self - Comedian & Actor (archive footage) Self - Comedian & Actor (archive footage)   See fewer
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Berry Gordy
Self - Founder of Motown Records (archive footage) Self - Founder of Motown Records (archive footage)   See fewer
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Hamilton E. Holmes
Self - First African-American Student, Emory University School of Medicine (archive footage) Self - First African-American Student, Emory University School of Medicine (archive footage)   See fewer
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Bones Howe
Self - Music Producer (archive footage) Self - Music Producer (archive footage)   See fewer
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John F. Kennedy
Self - 35th President of the United States (archive footage) Self - 35th President of the United States (archive footage)   See fewer
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Robert F. Kennedy
Self - Presidential Candidate (archive footage) Self - Presidential Candidate (archive footage)   See fewer
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Martin Luther King
Self - Activist (archive footage) Self - Activist (archive footage)   See fewer
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Tony Lawrence
Self - Harlem Cultural Festival Producer & Host (archive footage) Self - Harlem Cultural Festival Producer & Host (archive footage)   See fewer
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Lester
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John V. Lindsay
Self - New York City Mayor 1966 - 1973 (archive footage) Self - New York City Mayor 1966 - 1973 (archive footage)   See fewer
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Moms Mabley
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Malcolm X
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Richard Nixon
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Bill Plante
Self - Correspondent, CBS News (archive footage) Self - Correspondent, CBS News (archive footage)   See fewer
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A.M. Rosenthal
Self - Managing Editor, New York Times 1969-1987 (archive footage) (as Abr Rosenthal) Self - Managing Editor, New York Times 1969-1987 (archive footage) (as Abr Rosenthal)   See fewer
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Dinah Shore
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Willie Tyler
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