Questlove’s Summer of Soul documentary Vince Sundance 2021 Grand Jury Award

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival concluded tonight and awards were given to top films at the ceremony. The Questlove-Directed Heat of the soul (… or, when there can be no revolution)A film about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival was awarded the US Documentary Competition’s Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. Questlove responded to this news on Twitter: “OOOOMMMGGGGHGGG we prepared it. “

“It has always been my dream to direct films and this story has been a truly amazing experience,” Questlove wrote in a statement. “I’m overwhelmed and overwhelmed by the reception the film received and want to give a special thanks to Sundance, and my production partners: Radical Media, Vulcan Productions, Concordia, Play / Action Pictures and Laribilly Productions.”

The film made its premiere globally at this year’s ceremony. It is footage that has been sitting unseen in a cellar for 50 years. Stevie Wonder, Staple Singers, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone and other icons appear in the film.

Read Pitchfork’s feature “Quest on the search for music festivals and how to correct them”.