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“Summer of Soul” – Film Screening

August 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Save $2 off a ticket purchase by using the coupon code “BPT200” online only 


The newly released documentary film “Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” contains never-before-seen footage from the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival with performances by Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone, Mahalia Jackson, Gladys Knight & The Pips, a 19-year-old Stevie Wonder, and more. The film is directed by Questlove (The Roots, The Tonight Show) and it premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.


When: Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 7:00PM on The Klein’s 30 foot movie screen

Pre-show party: WPKN 89.5-FM Community Radio will be playing Motown & Soul hits in the Klein Lobby starting at 6PM

Address: The Klein, 910 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport, CT. Parking is free.

Tickets: $12

Ticket link: https://www.theklein.org/buy-tickets/upcoming-events/summer-of-soul-film-screening/

Tickets may be purchased online or over the phone at (800) 424-0160 x2 option 3.

The Klein box office is open 10am-4pm Monday-Friday.

Concessions & full bar will be available


After 50 years of sitting in storage, the footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival can be viewed and enjoyed by all!


“SUMMER OF SOUL is 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 and the Family Stone, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more.” -Searchlight Pictures


Contemporary interviews with Chris Rock, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more are also included in the film.


For more info about the event, please email [email protected]


August 21, 2021
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm