Questlove's 'Summer of Soul' to Open Sheffield Doc/Fest

Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ to Open Sheffield Doc/Fest

4/22/2021 1:57:00 PM

Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ to Open Sheffield Doc/Fest

Questlove's 'Summer of Soul' to open 2021 Sheffield Doc/Fest, Mark Cousins to close event

Mark Cousins' 'The Story of Looking' will close the June event.The U.K.'s biggest documentary event, Sheffield Doc/Fest, has announced the opening and closing films for its 2021 edition.Summer of Soul, the celebrated feature debut of Ahmir"Questlove" Thompson about the little-known 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, is getting its European premiere to open the festival on June 4, and, according to organizers,"inspire the next 10 days of programme through its testimony of a unique moment in history" and the"transformative power" of culture and music.

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The Story of Looking, the latest film by Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey,Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema) and a feature that proposes we look again into the world’s complexities, contradictions and beauty, will close the festival on June 12.

In a first for Sheffield Doc/Fest, bothSummer of SoulThe Story of Lookingwill premiere simultaneously in select cinemas around the U.K., subject to government COVID-19 restrictions."We wanted to open and close with films that spoke to our programme and to what Sheffield Doc/Fest stands for, and to inspire our audiences after a very difficult time," said festival director Cíntia Gil."These films have helped us imagine our programme along the winter lockdown months, and will hopefully add to the joy of coming together again to share life and film before the Summer blooms."

Four films were also announced for the festival's Into the World strand, includingThe Return: Life After Isis, about a group of Western women who spent their teenage years supporting ISIS and now want to return home, the three-partMinamata Mandala

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‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘The Story of Looking’ to Bookend Sheffield Doc/FestThe 2021 Sheffield Doc/Fest will open with the European premiere of Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s “Summer of Soul” and close with the world premiere of Mark Cousins’ “The Story of …

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