Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) ★★★★★

As important as a cultural and historical document of a specific time as a musical one. In fact, the politics can’t be separated from the music, and the resulting movie is so much more than the sum of its parts. The list of acts performing is only slightly less amazing than the fact  that this festival has been whitewashed out of history.

Special mention for the way this movie has been edited with music clips and retrospective talking heads working perfectly to give resonance and relevance.

One of the films of the year.

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