Summer of Soul

Monday, July 29
Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 7pm
Every Monday at The Rialto is Music Movie Monday!

Forget muddy fields and questionable fashion choices – this summer celebration is all about soulful music, Black pride, and bell bottoms that deserve their own zip code. Move over, Woodstock, because Harlem is throwing a festival six weeks long, and it’s bursting with legendary talent. Questlove, the documentary filmmaker and musical mastermind behind the Roots, unearths a treasure trove of lost footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. Prepare to witness electrifying performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips – basically, a musical history lesson with the coolest soundtrack ever.

This documentary isn’t just a concert film; it’s a celebration of Black culture, a reminder of history hidden in plain sight, and a testament to the enduring power of music to unite and uplift. So put on your dancing shoes, crank up the volume, and get ready to experience a revolution of rhythm and soul that the world almost forgot. Oh, and did we mention it won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature? Yeah, it’s that good.

Beer, wine, liquor, & concessions available in lobby.
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