SummerDocs: ‘SUMMER OF SOUL’ on June 26

Celebrate our lucky 13th season screening documentaries all summer in partnership with our friends at Guild Hall*.

SummerDocs host (and HamptonsFilm Board member) Alec Baldwin and Artistic Director David Nugent will once again lead conversations with filmmakers and guests, presenting entertaining and engaging documentary filmmaking from revolutionary storytellers to audiences on the East End.

SUMMER OF SOUL: Searchlight Pictures, Hulu, Onyx


Directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Saturday, June 26, 7:00PM | Guild Hall*
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. A Searchlight Pictures, Hulu, and Onyx release.

*See vaccination policy below.

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*NOTE: Programs taking place INDOORS in the John Drew Theater require proof of full vaccination for admission. Click HERE for current COVID-19 protocol for guests.