1969: known worldwide as the summer of love, hippies, sex, Woodstock. But just 161 km south of Woodstock, a 6-week-long music festival was held in Harlem, New York, which celebrated Black history, culture, fashion and… music.
Due to the current Covid-19 measures this film has been canceled.
Language: English – subtitles: Dutch
It was a huge event. However, almost nobody has ever heard of it… until now. Part music film, part historical documentary, and winner of the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. What’s captured here is a vibrant, vital, essential look at a handful of performers like Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, and Nina Simone, in their prime.
When the revolution could not be televised…. Black (music) history: we bet you won’t be able to sit still in your seat.
Winner of the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival
“Questlove’s magnificent documentary of the forgotten 1969 Harlem Cultural festival gives moving context to rediscovered footage of Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson, Nina Simone et al in their prime.” The Guardian:
“What’s captured here is a vibrant, vital, essential look at a handful of performers in their prime, and then some.” Rolling Stone.
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Buying a ticket online in advance is necessary. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
Please note: you can only buy a ticket online; tickets are not purchasable with cash or bank card at the ticket counter.
You can find more general info about tickets, refund policy etc. here.
We kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
To attend this film, you will need to show:
- A valid admission ticket.
- A COVID certificate (proof of vaccination, a negative test result or proof of recovery in the CoronaCheck app).
- Your ID.
- If you are a student, you also need to bring your student ID card. The COVID certificate will be checked at the entrance of restaurant De Zwarte Doos; the admission ticket will be checked upstairs at the entrance of the film hall.
Further information about CoronaCheck can be found here.