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Mr. SOUL!

Tribeca TV

World Premiere

USA | 115 MINUTES

MR. SOUL!

New York, Documentary, LGBT, Music, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), African American Director(s), First Time Filmmaker, Female Screenwriter(s)
From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for national exposure, and, as a result, found the program an improbable place to call home. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.

—Brian Gordon

After the Premiere screening: #SOUL50: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to SOUL! hosted by Blair Underwood and featuring performances from Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, Kyle Abraham, DJ Jahi Sundance, Sade Lythcott, Kathleen Cleaver and The Last Poets: Abiodun Oyewole, Umar Bin Hassan and Felipe Luciano.

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Melissa Haizlip and Samuel Pollard

Melissa Haizlip’s art films and shorts have been funded and exhibited by museums and festivals around the world. Through collaborations with many filmmakers, Samuel Pollard has brought programming that illuminates the black experience in America to both television and theatrical audiences for more than 30 years.
Director
Melissa Haizlip, Samuel Pollard
Producer
Melissa Haizlip
Screenwriter
Melissa Haizlip
Cinematographer
Hans Charles
Editor
Annukka Lilja, Blair McClendon, Giovanni P. Autran
Composer
Robert Glasper
Executive Producer
Blair Underwood
Consulting Prodcer
Doug Blush
Cast
Ellis Haizlip, Harry Belafonte, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Kathleen Cleaver, Kool & the Gang.

CONTACTS

Press Contact
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