SUMMER OF SOUL

About the Film

Documentary | 1 HR 57 MIN

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary

Audience Award: U.S. Documentary

ASPEN FILM, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JAZZ ASPEN SNOWMASS, PRESENTS A SNEAK PREVIEW DRIVE-IN SCREENING OF:

 

SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) (2021)

DOCUMENTARY  |  1 HR 57 MIN

 

Sunday, June 20th @ 8:45 PM
Snowmass Town Park
Rec Center Parking Lot
2735 Brush Creek Rd | Snowmass Village, CO 81615

 

In 1969, during the same summer as Woodstock, a different music festival took place 100 miles away. More than 300,000 people attended the summer concert series known as the Harlem Cultural Festival. It was filmed, but after that summer, the footage sat in a basement for 50 years. It has never been seen. Until now.

 

Summer Of Soul is a stunning unearthed treasure destined to become a pillar of American music and African American history. In his striking debut as a filmmaker, the legendary musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents this transporting documentary—part concert film, part historical record—about an epic event that radiated the wholesale reevaluation of Black history, culture, fashion, and music. This rich tapestry deftly incorporates an unforgettable musical revue that includes many rare gems, such as a Stevie Wonder drum solo and a duet between Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples. 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.

 

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 many more…

 

TICKETS (per vehicle):
$50 // GA

 

$40 // Aspen Film & JAS National Council Members

 

Vehicles will be assigned an entry time based on size. Larger vehicles will be directed towards the sides and rear of the lot to allow all guests to view the screen. Please select your vehicle type when purchasing a ticket.

 

A limited number of VIP packages are also available. 

$350 // Two Person VIP Package

    • 1x VIP Reserved Parking Spot to the drive-in
      This package entitles the purchaser to ONE parking space for the drive-in. You may have as many guests as will safely fit inside your vehicle.
    • 2x Tickets to The Family Stone @ The Belly Up on June 27 at 9:45 PM
      Regardless of how many people attend the drive-in in your vehicle, you will only receive TWO tickets to the Belly Up.
    • 1x Limited Edition Poster
      One full size limited edition printed poster.


$600 // Four Person VIP Package

    • 1x VIP Reserved Parking Spot to the drive in
      This package entitles the purchaser to ONE parking space for the drive-in. You may have as many guests as will safely fit inside your vehicle.
    • 4x Tickets to The Family Stone @ The Belly Up on June 27 at 9:45 PM
      Regardless of how many people attend the drive-in in your vehicle, you will only receive FOUR tickets to the Belly Up.
    • 2x Limited Edition Poster
      Two full size limited edition printed poster.

SUMMER OF SOUL premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. It will stream on Hulu in conjunction with Disney General Entertainment’s Onyx Collective; Searchlight Pictures will release it theatrically.

*If you are interested in underwriting this event, please email swrubel@aspenfilm.org.

Photos Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures


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