Summer of Soul with JCRC
July 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLiFF) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Broward County (JCRC) for Questlove’s feature documentary about the 1969 Harlem Film Festival.
Discounted tickets will be available at the Gateway Cinema Box Office for $8.00 for this special showing which will deliver FUN, FELLOWSHIP and FUNK!
SUMMER OF SOUL is 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 and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.
Sunday, July 11 at The Gateway Cinema, 1820 East Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale 33304.
A complimentary Wine & Cheese Reception will begin in the theatre at 1pm. The film follows at 2pm.