Summer of Soul Teaser Trailer


In addition to acting as musical director and in-house DJ for the Oscars last night, Questlove also had a trailer debut during the broadcast for his upcoming film Summer of Soul. The documentary marks his directorial debut and examines a largely unknown but very significant music festival that took place during the same summer as Woodstock. The 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival featured performances from Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and many others set against the backdrop of a decade spent fighting for racial equality. Although the festival was filmed, the tapes sat in a basement for 50 years and are now finally being presented here, resulting in a Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance earlier this year. Summer of Soul arrives in theatres and on Hulu on July 2nd with a release planned for Disney+ in other regions via Star later this year. Check out the teaser trailer below and see what you think.