Last month, Questlove premiered its documentary Summer of Soul (… or when the revolution couldn’t be televised) at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. After Hulu and Searchlight Pictures took home the Grand Jury Prize and the US Documentary Competition Audience Award, they acquired the film, Variety reports. The document will be released in theaters and streaming platforms, but dates have not yet been announced.
Summer of Soul marks Questlove’s directorial debut. The film revolves around the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival and features archive footage that has not been seen for 50 years. Topics include Stevie Wonder, the Staples Singers, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone.