Questlove‘s documentary Summer of Soul won two awards at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
The musician and disc jockey’s directorial debut – Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – is a film about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, dubbed “Black Woodstock,:
The film won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category.
The film features never-before-seen footage from a series of concerts that include performances by legendary artists such as Stevie Wonder, the Staple Singers and B.B. King.
CODA has won the U.S. Grand Jury prize in Dramatic category, which is the top award at the Sundance Film Festival.
In a statement after winning the award, the Roots drummer and frontman 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 want to give special thanks to Sundance, and my production partners: Radical Media, Vulcan Productions, Concordia, Play/Action Pictures and LarryBilly Productions,” he added.
(Photo: Joe Mabel)
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