The footage was never seen and largely forgotten – until now.

In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson presents a powerful documentary that’s part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion.

This film shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present. The feature includes never-before-seen concert performances by Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, The 5th Dimension and many more.

Revelatory footage.
The Guardian
Music-doc masterpiece
Joyous documentary celebrates an oft-overlooked music event from 1969

This film is distributed by Searchlight Pictures.