SUMMER OF SOUL
JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2021
DAILY AT 3:25
SUMMER OF SOUL is 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 never seen and 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 Harlem Cultural Festival took place the same summer as the famed Woodstock festival, and boasted an attendance on par with that concert 100 miles away. Over 300,000 people attended, yet it received virtually no coverage from the main- stream media. The 40 hours of never-seen-before footage was originally shot by the late television pioneer Hal Tulchin, but has remained in storage for the past 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost - until now.
The feature includes concert performances by artists including Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The Staple Sisters, The 5th Dimension and more.
Directed by Questlove (as Ahmir-Khalib Thompson)
Running time 117 minutes
I CARRY YOU WITH ME
JULY 30-AUGUST 5, 2021
DAILY AT 6:20
Academy Award nominee Heidi Ewing directs this tender romance spanning decades. Starting in provincial Mexico and then continuing as first Iván, then Gerardo, journey towards sharing a life together in New York City. Ewing gracefully traces both men’s lives from their childhoods in Mexico, through the decisions that lead them into adulthood. Iván, an aspiring chef and young father, hopes to secure a spot in a restaurant’s kitchen while supporting his child. But the discovery of his relationship with Gerardo causes conflict, and in despair, he makes the arduous choice to cross the border into the United States, promising his son and his soulmate Gerardo that he will return. I CARRY YOU WITH ME is an intimate love story, as well as a soulful rumination on family, sacrifice, regret, and ultimately, hope.
Directed by Heidi Ewing
Running time 111 minutes