Searchlight Pictures have launched the trailer for the documentary ‘Summer of Soul’.

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. The doc 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.

The doc will get its European Premiere on the Opening Night of Sheffield Doc/Fest tomorrow, Friday 4th June, screening at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield and at select cinemas nationwide.

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It will then be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 16th July, and exclusively on Star on Disney+ on 30th July.