“I’m so honored to be allowed to manifest my dreams after all this time,” said Questlove. “This is truly an honor. Summer Of Soul is a passion project and to have it resonate with so many people on so many levels has been incredibly rewarding. “The acquisition was made via Disney General Entertainment’s BIPOC Creator initiative, led by Tara Duncan, who offered: “It’s rare to find a film that captures the breadth of the Black American experience and also makes you want to dance, testify and sing out loud.”
David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent and Joseph Patel produced the doc with RadicalMedia serving as creative and production partners. Davis Guggenheim’s Concordia Studio, which was also involved in Boys State, executive produced. Said producers Dinerstein and Fyvolent, “It’s been overwhelming to watch audiences rediscover this lost piece of history and fall in love with our film. As people are struggling to restore their lives in the midst of a pandemic, we feel this film will bring joy, together with a needed reexamination of important social issues. “The doc won big at Tuesday night’s festival awards ceremony, taking both the audience award and the grand jury prize in the U.S. doc competition section.
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.