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Oscar-winning Summer of Soul to be screened at BUEI

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Showing this Saturday: Questlove’s Summer of Soul

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s next Films at BUEI screening will be Summer of Soul, an award-winning documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival.

The film, which will be shown in the Tradewinds Auditorium today at 7pm, is described as a “a breathtaking documentary about the power and resonance of music”.

Produced by Questlove of the band The Roots, Summer of Soul includes performances from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, which took place just 100 miles south of Woodstock.

A statement from BUEI said: ”The film includes footage of performances from talented artists such as Nina Simone, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder. This powerful documentary shines a light on the history and importance of music as a tool for healing and action in response to times of unease.“

Questlove, whose band is the house band for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, won an Academy Award for best documentary for Summer Of Soul. It also won a Bafta and a Grammy Award.

BUEI’s next film will be the 2023 drama Sharper starring Julianne Moore and John Lithgow, which is described as a suspenseful, character-driven thriller set in New York City.

Tickets for Films at BUEI are $15 for general admission and $25 for our Big Screen Package, which includes a drink of choice and a snack pack.

Tickets can be purchased through www.buei.bm, visiting ptix.bm, by visiting BUEI’s Oceans Gift Shop in person or by phoning 294-0204.

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Published April 22, 2023 at 7:45 am (Updated April 22, 2023 at 7:45 am)

Oscar-winning Summer of Soul to be screened at BUEI

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