Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Screening

Pavilion Theatre

Summer 1969: more than 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival; a summer concert series which took place over 6 consecutive weekends. Overshadowed by Woodstock, which happened that same year, the event and its filmed footage were forgotten…

Questlove’s acclaimed directorial debut transports us back to this extraordinary gathering – rediscovering incredible performances from, among others, Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips and Nina Simone.

Much more than just a music documentary, Summer of Soul reflects on the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Malcom X and Martin Luther King, the Moon Landing and the Black Panthers’ movement. It is a glorious celebration of Black history and culture, punctuated by some truly uplifting musical performances.

Genres: Film | Screen | Animation
Age Suitability: 13+
Features: Wheelchair accessible
Address: Pavilion Theatre, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Phone: 012312929
Locations: Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
Event Start Time (pm)
9 pm
Event End Time (pm)
11 pm
Booking required
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