WHO’S IN IT?
(as themselves) Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, B.B. King, Moms Mabley, Mahalia Jackson, Abbey Lincoln, Jesse Jackson, Chris Rock, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sal Masekela, David Ruffin, Mavis Staples, Sly and the Family Stone, The 5th Dimension, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Chambers Brothers, Max Roach, John V. Lindsay, Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Ray Barretto, Cal Tjader, Babatunde Olatunji, Hugh Masekela, Mongo Santamaria, Greg Tate, Herbie Mann, Denise Oliver-Velez, The Edwin Hawkins Singers
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Ahmir-Khalib Thompson (film debut), director; David Dinerstein (Cries from Syria), Robert Fyvolent (Francesco) and Joseph Patel (New Garage Explosion: In Love with These Times), producers; Shawn Peters (An Oversimplification of Her Beauty), cinematographer; Joshua L. Pearson (Made in America), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1969, during the same summer as Woodstock, the Harlem Cultural Festival invited revelatory acts like Steve Wonder, Nina Simone and Gladys Knight to the stage for a major celebration of African-American music and culture. For the first time, footage of the festival – which had been sat on the shelves for fifty years – is shown in all of its glory…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Experience a euphoric documentary that recounts the legendary Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, formed by director Ahmir-Khalib Thompson – best known as Questlove – from several hours of once-lost footage.
WHEN’S IT OUT?
FRIDAY 16TH JULY 2021
WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE, AND AVAILABLE TO STREAM EXCLUSIVELY ON DISNEY+ STAR FROM FRIDAY 30TH JULY 2021