The official trailer for Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Questlove‘s documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival (aka “Black Woodstock”), debuted during the Academy Awards ceremony last night. Watch the teaser below.
The film features performances by B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staples, Nina Simone, and Sly & the Family Stone, among many others. It premiered virtually at Sundance earlier this year, taking home the U.S. Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category. “It has always been a dream of mine to direct films and telling this story has truly been an amazing experience,” Questlove said in a statement at the time. “I am overwhelmed and honored by the reception the film is receiving.”
Summer Of Soul is set to arrive in theaters and on Hulu on July 2.