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Summer of Soul (2021)
Summer of Soul (2021)

Wed, 06 Mar


Dome Bar & Cinema

Summer of Soul (2021)

A documentary about the legendary Harlem Cultural Festival that was held in 1969, which despite the incredible line-up, never occupied a place in mainstream memory.

Time & Location

06 Mar 2024, 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Dome Bar & Cinema , 38 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010, New Zealand

About the event

99% on Rotten Tomatoes and Winner of the 2022 Oscar for Best Doc... (and every other award it was eligible for).  In the summer of 1969 The City of New York organized and funded the Harlem Cultural Festival: a FREE concert which took place on six Sundays between June 29 and August 24. Thousands turned up to attend one of the most legendary lineups of all time. Despite its large attendance and performers such as Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone, the 5th Dimension, the Staple Singers, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mavis Staples, Sly and the Family Stone ...and many more, the festival is much less known in the 21st century than the Woodstock Festival (which took place during the same time). The filmmakers investigate this, among other topics.  New footage of folks in attendance as well as artists who performed is also included. An unspeakably beautiful film, guaranteed to feed your soul!!!

View trailer here.

Bar from 5:00 pm, movie at 6.30pm. End times are approximate and vary night to night.

Booking essential: to reserve a dining table or a movie beanbag please text name, date, movie and number of people to  027 590 2117.

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