On Saturday, March 12th at 6 PM, AS220 is excited to bring you a very special presentation of the critically acclaimed, award-winning documentary Summer of Soul, with a special post-film Q&A session featuring Summer of Soul film editor Joshua L. Pearson. This event will be held virtually, via Zoom.
Tickets are just $20, and all proceeds support AS220. Attendees will also receive a special gift from AS220.
Register now at soul220.eventbrite.com!
About Summer of Soul: In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents this powerful 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. The footage was never seen and largely forgotten – until now. Featuring 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!
About Joshua L. Pearson: Joshua L. Pearson is an editor based in New York. After graduating with a BFA in Painting from RISD in 1986, Pearson and friends formed the video art group Emergency Broadcast Network (EBN). EBN toured with the first Lollapalooza tour, signed to TVT Records and released one of the first “Enhanced” CDs, Commercial Entertainment Product, in 1992, and created live video projections for U2’s Zooropa tour. Pearson’s documentary film work includes feature documentaries and limited docu-series. Most recently, SUMMER OF SOUL won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Documentary at Sundance Film Festival.