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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

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)
Producers
David Dinerstein (p.g.a.) | Robert Fyvolent (p.g.a.) | Joseph Patel (p.g.a.)
Cinematographer
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Release date
Jul 2, 2021 (United States)

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Cast

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123 cast members
Name Known for
Dorinda Drake
Self - Festival Attendee Self - Festival Attendee   See fewer
Barbara Bland-Acosta
Self - Festival Attendee Self - Festival Attendee   See fewer
Darryl Lewis
Self - Festival Attendee Self - Festival Attendee   See fewer
Ethel Beatty
Self - Festival Attendee (as Ethel Beatty-Barnes) Self - Festival Attendee (as Ethel Beatty-Barnes)   See fewer
Al Sharpton
Self - Minister & Activist (as Reverend Al Sharpton) Self - Minister & Activist (as Reverend Al Sharpton)   See fewer
Allen Zerkin
Self - Former Assistant to Tony Lawrence Self - Former Assistant to Tony Lawrence   See fewer
Margot Edman
Self - Festival Production Assistant Self - Festival Production Assistant   See fewer
Alan Leeds
Self - Music Manager & Executive Self - Music Manager & Executive   See fewer
Cyril 'Bullwhip' Innis Jr.
Self - Black Panther Party Self - Black Panther Party   See fewer
Hal Tulchin
Self - Director & Producer, Harlem Cultural Festival 1969 Self - Director & Producer, Harlem Cultural Festival 1969   See fewer
Musa Jackson
Self - Festival Attendee Self - Festival Attendee   See fewer
Billy Davis Jr.
Self - The 5th Dimension Self - The 5th Dimension   See fewer
Marilyn McCoo
Self - The 5th Dimension Self - The 5th Dimension   See fewer
Adrienne Kryor
Self - The Edwin Hawkins Singers Self - The Edwin Hawkins Singers   See fewer
Greg Tate
Self - Writer & Musician Self - Writer & Musician   See fewer
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Self - Former Reporter, The New York Times Self - Former Reporter, The New York Times   See fewer
Jesse Jackson
Self - Minister & Activist (as Reverend Jesse Jackson) Self - Minister & Activist (as Reverend Jesse Jackson)   See fewer
Gladys Knight
Self - Musician Self - Musician   See fewer
Greg Errico
Self - Drummer, Sly & the Family Stone Self - Drummer, Sly & the Family Stone   See fewer
Jim McFarland
Self - Former Tailor, Orie's Custom Tailoring Self - Former Tailor, Orie's Custom Tailoring   See fewer
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Self - Artist Self - Artist   See fewer
Luis Miranda
Self - Civic Leader Self - Civic Leader   See fewer
Denise Oliver-Velez
Self - Professor & Activist Self - Professor & Activist   See fewer
Sheila E.
Self - Musician Self - Musician   See fewer
Roger Parris
Self - Festival Attendee Self - Festival Attendee   See fewer
Stevie Wonder
Self - Musician Self - Musician   See fewer
Chris Rock
Self - Artist Self - Artist   See fewer
Raoul Roach
Self - Son of Max Roach Self - Son of Max Roach   See fewer
Selema Masekela
Self - Son of Hugh Masekela Self - Son of Hugh Masekela   See fewer
The 5th Dimension
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Don Alias
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
William Allen
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Carlos Alomar
Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Listen My Brother) Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Listen My Brother)   See fewer
Ray Barretto
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Steve Berrios
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Blinky
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Ben Branch
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Operation Breadbasket
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Hadley Caliman
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Bruno Carr
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Chuck Carter
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
The Chambers Brothers
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Harwell Chauncey
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Luis Cruz
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
The Dinizulu Dancers & Drummers
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
The Edwin Hawkins Singers
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Yvonne Fair
Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Yvonne Faire) Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Yvonne Faire)   See fewer
Sonny Fortune
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Henry Franklin
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Tony Fuentes
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Marcus Garvey Jr.
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Luis Gasca
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Andy Gonzalez
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
The Gospel Redeemers
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Rodgers Grant
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
The Harlem Calypso Band
Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Harlem Calypso Band) Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Harlem Calypso Band)   See fewer
The Harlem Festival Jazz Band
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Edwin Hawkins
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Tramaine Hawkins
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Walter Hawkins
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Weldon Irvine
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Chuck Jackson
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Mahalia Jackson
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Gene Key
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
B.B. King
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Maurice King
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
George Kirby
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Abbey Lincoln
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Ray Maldanado
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Herbie Mann
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Steve Marcus
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham
Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Pigmeat Markham) Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Pigmeat Markham)   See fewer
Hugh Masekela
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Dorothy Morrison
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Babatunde Olatunji
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Professor Caldwell and the Choralites
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Max Roach
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Roberto Rodriguez
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
David Ruffin
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Mongo Santamaria
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Adalberto Santiago
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Sonny Sharrock
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Nina Simone
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Sly and the Family Stone
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
The Staple Singers
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Mavis Staples
Self - Singer (voice) (archive footage) Self - Singer (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
Roebuck 'Pops' Staples
Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Pops Staples) Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Pops Staples)   See fewer
Herman Stevens
Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Professor Herman Stevens) Self - Performer (archive footage) (as Professor Herman Stevens)   See fewer
Sly Stone
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Cal Tjader
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Orestes Vilato
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Miroslav Vitous
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
The Voices of Faith
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Clara Walker
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Larry Willis
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
Ewart Abner
Self - Vice President of Motown Records (archive footage) Self - Vice President of Motown Records (archive footage)   See fewer
Cholly Atkins
Self - Choreographer for Motown (archive footage) Self - Choreographer for Motown (archive footage)   See fewer
Stokely Carmichael
Self - Activist (archive footage) Self - Activist (archive footage)   See fewer
John Chancellor
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Walter Cronkite
Self - Host, CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (archive footage) Self - Host, CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (archive footage)   See fewer
Redd Foxx
Self - Comedian & Actor (archive footage) Self - Comedian & Actor (archive footage)   See fewer
Berry Gordy
Self - Founder of Motown Records (archive footage) Self - Founder of Motown Records (archive footage)   See fewer
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
Bones Howe
Self - Music Producer (archive footage) Self - Music Producer (archive footage)   See fewer
John F. Kennedy
Self - 35th President of the United States (archive footage) Self - 35th President of the United States (archive footage)   See fewer
Robert F. Kennedy
Self - Presidential Candidate (archive footage) Self - Presidential Candidate (archive footage)   See fewer
Martin Luther King
Self - Activist (archive footage) Self - Activist (archive footage)   See fewer
Tony Lawrence
Self - Harlem Cultural Festival Producer & Host (archive footage) Self - Harlem Cultural Festival Producer & Host (archive footage)   See fewer
Lester
Self - Performer (archive footage) Self - Performer (archive footage)   See fewer
John V. Lindsay
Self - New York City Mayor 1966 - 1973 (archive footage) Self - New York City Mayor 1966 - 1973 (archive footage)   See fewer
Moms Mabley
Self - Comedian (archive footage) Self - Comedian (archive footage)   See fewer
Malcolm X
Self - Activist (archive footage) Self - Activist (archive footage)   See fewer
Richard Nixon
Self - 37th President of the United States (archive footage) Self - 37th President of the United States (archive footage)   See fewer
Bill Plante
Self - Correspondent, CBS News (archive footage) Self - Correspondent, CBS News (archive footage)   See fewer
A.M. Rosenthal
Self - Managing Editor, New York Times 1969-1987 (archive footage) (as Abe Rosenthal) Self - Managing Editor, New York Times 1969-1987 (archive footage) (as Abe Rosenthal)   See fewer
Dinah Shore
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Willie Tyler
Self - Ventriloquist (archive footage) Self - Ventriloquist (archive footage)   See fewer
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