Summer of Soul Release Date

During the virtual Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, The Tonight Show bandleader and The Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson debuted a documentary about The Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969, an event that would come to be dubbed “Black Woodstock.” Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) chronicles the often-overlooked event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion across six weeks, including performances by B.B. King, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Stevie Wonder, and more. Much of this footage has remained mostly unseen for over 50 years, but this summer, you’ll be able to see some of it for yourself on Hulu. Read More »

Sly Stone documentary

AhmirQuestloveThompson tore the roof off this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival with Summer of Soul, his rollicking documentary about the incredible music on display during the nearly-forgotten Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969. That film won the Audience Award and the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the festival earlier this month, and now Thompson has announced he’s returning behind the camera to make a feature documentary about Sly Stone, founding member of the influential band Sly and the Family Stone and one of the musicians who appeared on stage in the archival footage in Summer of Soul.

Learn more about his Sly Stone documentary below. Read More »