Words: Dylan Murphy
The legendary artist’s directorial debut won big at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
Last night, Sundance Film Festival concluded judging and awarded The Roots’ star Questlove with the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize.
Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revlution Could Not Be Televised) is a film directed by Questlove and is about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival .
In a statement, Questlove said, “It has always been a dream of mine to direct films and telling this story has truly been an amazing experience.”
“I am overwhelmed and honored by the reception the film is receiving and wants to give special thanks to Sundance, and my production partners: Radical Media, Vulcan Productions, Concordia, Play/Action Pictures and LarryBilly Productions.”
Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder and more appear in the film that premiered at the 2021 edition of Sundance Film Festival.