Homecoming Week: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Disney’s Onyx Collective, Hulu & Searchlight Pictures present a Homecoming Week screening of Questlove’s critically-acclaimed Summer of Soul!

Thu Aug 19 6:30 PM

The Film

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson | US | 117

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—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 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 concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and more. Courtesy of Disney General Entertainment’s Onyx Collective, Hulu and Searchlight Pictures.

NYC Homecoming Week, August 14-22, is a citywide celebration featuring live concerts, free movie screenings, cultural activities, iconic events, public art, and more. This five-borough week of events drives support for the mom-and-pop businesses that define our neighborhoods and that kept the heart of our city beating throughout the COVID pandemic.

The Fort Greene Park Conservancy provides programming, maintenance, and advocacy to preserve and nourish Fort Greene Park as a community resource and public space for all New Yorkers for generations to come.

The Lay Out is a group of Brooklyn-based activists and organizers who are helping the Black community reclaim space, time, energy and, most importantly, each other.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Doors Open
7:00 PM
Pre-Screening DJ Set presented by The Lay Out, featuring DJs Niara Sterling & Quiana Parks
8:15 PM
Introductions
8:30 PM
Film Begins
PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY—INCLUDES AT LEAST ONE DOSE OF AN APPROVED COVID-19 VACCINE, SUCH AS PFIZER, MODERNA, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, OR ASTRAZENECA/OXFORD.

RSVP DOES NOT GUARANTEE ENTRY. NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED.

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FAQs
How will it work?
Using your RSVP, our team will check in all patrons by last name at will call. Before your arrival, we will ask you to make sure you can answer “no” to all of the CDC’s COVID-19 safety screening questions. Upon arrival, we will be checking proof of vaccination. All children 12 and under can attend with a vaccinated adult. Masks are strongly recommended for children. Masks will be required while interacting with event staff. Chairs will not be provided, but we suggest bringing picnic blankets for seating!

Can I bring food and drinks?
No alcoholic beverages are allowed. Food and drink must be consumed while you are sitting in your designated area.

I’m vaccinated, do I need to wear a mask?
All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on screen.

What COVID-19 Measures Have Been Taken?
Our guests and our team’s safety is our primary concern. Our COVID-19 safety measures include social distancing for both guests and staff, regular cleaning of all facilities, and contact-free check-in. All attendees and staff are required to wear a mask while interacting. You will also be reminded of the mandatory safety measures via email and on-screen. You may sit in your pod with up to 4 people, but we ask that you remain socially distanced from anyone not in the group you have chosen to sit with.

Where will the screening take place within Fort Greene Park?
The entrance to the screening will be at the Myrtle Avenue and N Portland Ave entrance to Fort Greene Park. Seating will be on the lawn directly in front of this entrance, with check-in right at the gate to the lawn.

How accessible is this venue?
The lawn where the film will take place is up a steep incline coming from all directions. We are happy to assist anyone walking up the incline, but if this brings up any concerns, please email us at tickets@rooftopfilms.com or call at 718-417-7362 for more information.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
Rooftop Films are open to all ages.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
For a full list of Rooftop Films venues and directions visit www.rooftopfilms.com/venues

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
It is not necessary to print your ticket. Our team will check the name on your RSVP at will call.

Is there anything I'm not permitted to bring to the venue?
The following items and actions are prohibited from the park: alcohol, audio recording devices, backpacks, bicycles or scooters, CamelBak backpacks, chains or chain wallets, cameras larger than point-and-shoot (if you can remove the lens, don’t bring it), chairs, coolers, drones, fireworks, flags, Frisbees, glass or metal containers (including reusable water bottles such as Swells), illegal drugs or paraphernalia, laser pens or similar focused light, lighters, musical instruments, pets or animals, selfie sticks, skateboards, vapes, cigarettes, smoking devices, sports balls, tents, tripods, umbrellas, unlicensed vending of any kind, weapons, video recording equipment, water squirt guns.

Venue

Fort Greene Park

Myrtle Ave & N Portland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

venue on Google Map

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