Excerpt: The Roots front man’s DJ experience comes into play as he finds exactly the right moments to drop the needle, performances…enriched with defining anecdotes working as mini-bios, the breaks between acts fueled with backstage stories.
Excerpt: Questlove creates a toe-tapping and revolutionary documentary that’ll have audiences foaming at the mouth for more. The lineup of talent is simply insane, the performances eye-popping, the talking-head commentary on Black culture and music’s place within it is poignant and relevant today without stopping the contagious upbeat energy. An absolute must-see.
Excerpt: Summer of Soul is just about everything you could want in a music documentary. It’s a rollicking good time, the musical performances are electric, and director Questlove dives deep into the times and culture that made the festival he’s covering what it was.