January 25, 2023
Barrington Public Library/Salem Family Auditorium
281 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806
Film Screening: "Summer of Soul"
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Join the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee for a showing of Summer of Soul (2021 - 1 hour 58 minutes - Color - PG13) followed by a discussion led by committee members. Open to all, recommended for adults. Register for the film screening.
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 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 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.
View the Summer of Soul official trailer.
There will be two showings of this important documentary. The first showing is Wednesday, January 22 at 1:00 PM.