Moonlight & Movies | Summer of Soul

Moonlight & Movies – Summer of Soul


Celebrate Black History Month at a screening of Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Oscar-nominated documentary featuring the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park).

The concert film includes dazzling performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more. Festivalgoer and “The Harlem Ambassador,” Musa Jackson, will introduce the screening with Harlem community arts activist Yvette Russell. 

This program will take place in-person in the Dinan-Miller Gallery (1st Floor).

Event Timeline:
6:30 pm – Doors open, drinks and snacks available for purchase
6:45 pm – Film introduction
7:00 pm – Film begins
9:55 pm – Film concludes, Museum closes

SUMMER OF SOUL premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. It is streaming on Hulu in conjunction with Disney General Entertainment’s Onyx Collective; Searchlight Pictures released it theatrically.


Museum of the City of New York

1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street

Friday, February 18, 2022
General Admission $10 | Members $5
Register here


Proof of vaccination is required for entry to the event (everyone over the age of 5). Excelsior Pass is accepted for those who were vaccinated in NYS.

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