HamptonsFilm presents SummerDocs Hosted by Alec Baldwin: Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) - Guild Hall
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HamptonsFilm presents SummerDocs Hosted by Alec Baldwin
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

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Saturday, June 26
7PM - 9:30PM
$40 per person
158 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937 United States
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In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—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 feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more. Following the screening, HamptonsFilm Co-Chairman Alec Baldwin and HamptonsFilm Artistic Director David Nugent will lead a pre-recorded, streamed conversation with the filmmakers and guests. 

Run time: 1 hour, 57 minutes plus Q&A


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Updated as of June 3, 2021.

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Theater Programming supported in part by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Barbara Slifka, The Schaffner Family Foundation, Straus Family Foundation, Brown Harris Stevens, Michael Balmuth, Blythe Danner, Lang Insurance, and funding from The Ellen and James S. Marcus Endowment for Musical Programming and The Melville Straus Family Endowment 
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Special thanks to Marty and Michele Cohen, Ben Krupinski Builder, Hollander Design, and Groundworks Landscaping
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