About the Film
THERE IS CURRENTLY A WAITLIST FOR THIS FILM. ANY UNUSED TICKETS WILL BE RELEASED AT 8:50PM AT THE BOX OFFICE AT UTAH OLYMPIC PARK.
In 1969, during the same summer as Woodstock, a different music festival took place 100 miles away. More than 300,000 people attended the summer concert series known as the Harlem Cultural Festival. It was filmed, but after that summer, the footage sat in a basement for 50 years. It has never been seen. Until now. Questlove’s dazzling directorial debut erupted at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, Directors Award, and a Grand Jury Prize — and this summer it returns for locals only, free of charge.
Summer Of Soul is a stunning unearthed treasure destined to become a pillar of American music and African American history. This transportative documentary reincarnates the energy of an epic event that radiated the wholesale reevaluation of Black history, culture, fashion, and music. This rich tapestry deftly incorporates an unforgettable musical revue that includes many rare gems, such as a Stevie Wonder drum solo and a duet between Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples. 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.
Watch our Meet the Artist video to learn more about Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and the film.
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Join us for this free community screening presented by Sundance Institute, in collaboration with Park City Film at the Twilight Drive-in at Utah Olympic Park.
Summer of Soul premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary and the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary, Presented by Acura. The event is free to attend, but registration is required.
Sundance Institute’s Utah Community Programs are supported by Principal Sponsor Zions Bank; Major Supporters State of Utah, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and University of Utah Health; and Community Supporters Peggy Bergmann; Summit County Recreation, Arts and Parks (RAP) Tax; and George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
RESERVATION NOTES FOR THE DRIVE-IN:
– Reservations are per car per film. Advance registration is required to attend.
– Cars will be assigned specific spots based on height at the entrance gate, with larger/taller cars in the back.
– All patrons must arrive in a vehicle – scooters and walk-ups will not be allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
– Please arrive at least 30min before the film starts to insure that we can load all the cars in before showtime.
– Tickets will be released to the waitlist 10min prior to showtime, so if you do not check in at least 15min before the published start time for the film your spot cannot be guaranteed.
Fresh popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase.
In order to insure the safety and well-being of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the following rules must be followed. Non-compliance will result in immediate expulsion from the event without a refund.
Vehicles spots have been spaced to allow for social distancing between cars and groups. Attendees are requested to stay within their designated space. We require all people to wear a face mask if they choose to be out of their vehicles. Please adhere to the rules we know: maintain a distance of 6 feet from others not in your immediate friend/family group, use a face mask in group settings and when you are visiting the concessions stand or restrooms, wash hands using soap and/or use hand sanitizer. Above all else, we ask that you use common sense and respect the well-being of those around you.
Dogs are not allowed at this event.
Please do not come if you are sick, or experiencing any COVID symptoms. We will ask individuals to leave if they are unable or unwilling to abide by the rules. Additional questions? Check out our Twilight Drive-in FAQ page.