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Ojai Film Society: Summer of Soul

August 12 @ 7:30 pm

An Ojai Film Society Showing at Libbey Bowl
Join the Ojai Film Society for the documentary film Summer of Soul on Friday, August 12th at Libbey Bowl. Free event.
About this event:
Celebrate summer, music and love with the Ojai Film Society’s summer series! Summer of Soul is the second of four free screenings the Ojai Film Society will hold this summer at Libbey Bowl.
Free event but please RSVP! RSVP at Ojai Film Society’s Eventbrite page.
Summer of Soul (PG-13)
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. SUMMER OF SOUL premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.


August 12
7:30 pm


Libbey Bowl
210 S Signal Street
Ojai, 93023
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