Summer of Soul | ★★★★★★★★★★

Caught this documentary streaming on Hulu. Was not really sure if I would enjoy it because I am more of a bio pic, rather than a documentary, kind of viewer. The first few minutes dragged a bit but I was soon pulled in. Using original footage, and augments from recent interviews with folks who were there, the film documents the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that was held between June and August.

The movie, especially the music, brought me back to my childhood growing up in New York City. I loved watching the crowds gather. Thrilled to hear the gospel being presented in word and song. More than that I enjoyed seeing so much life in Harlem. I think my favorite segment was when the Fifth Dimension took the stage sing Aquarius - Let the Sunshine In. I found the documentary to have so much life. 

I really enjoyed Summer of Soul. I recommend it to you. On a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★★★.
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