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SUMMER OF SOUL – Sunset Barrie Drive-In

September 26, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Summer Of Soul
(…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Sunday, September 26, 2021
Sunset Barrie Drive-In, starts at dusk, rain or shine

Tickets are sold by car. Adults $13



A film by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Documentary | Rated PG – for some disturbing images, smoking and brief drug material |117 min. | USA


CLICK HERE for the Trailer


“Summer of Soul is both a tribute to the artists and, just as importantly, their audience – which is what makes it not just a great concert film but a great documentary, period.” – David Fear, Rolling Stone


“Thompson’s feature debut intertwines music and politics in one of the best concert movies of all time.” – Mark Kermode, Observer (UK)


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 never seen and 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 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 more.


Winner – Audience Award, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Grand Jury Prize, Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2021
Winner – BIFF Award, Best Documentary, Boulder International Film Festival, 2021
Winner – Audience Choice Award, Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, 2021
Winner – John Schlesinger Award, Provincetown International Film Festival, 2021


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The 24th Annual Barrie Film Festival runs September 23 – October 3, 2021 with a combination of in-person and online screenings. CLICK HERE to return to main page.


September 26, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


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Sunset Barrie Drive-in
134 Line 4 South
Oro-Medonte, Ontario L0L 2L0 Canada
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