Acclaimed musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson makes his directorial debut shaping a treasure trove of footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The film features a Who’s Who of Black performers representing the music of Motown, Latin America, Africa, gospel, blues, and more. As a master DJ, Questlove knows exactly how to mix classic performances with personal memories of participants to create one of the most joyous films of the year.
-Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures, Hulu.
The November 17th screening will be introduced by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
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Director: Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Executive Producer: Jen Isaacson, Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick, Jody Allen, Ruth Johnston, Rocky Collins, Jannat Gargi, Beth Hubbard, Davis Guggenheim, Laurene Powell Jobs, Jeffrey Lurie, Marie Therese Guirgis, David Barse, Ron Eisenberg, Sheila C. Johnson, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson
Producer: Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent, David Dinerstein
Cinematographer: Shawn Peters
Editor: Joshua L. Pearson