Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’ Doctor Wins Sundance’s 2021 Grand Jury Award

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    After about a week from the film premiere, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival came close to handing out awards for some of the films presented during the festivities on Tuesday night. One of the big winners of Sundance this year was Questlove who took home an award Heat of soul (… or, when revolution cannot occur) Documentary, which is about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. He The US Documentary Competition was awarded the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award and received widespread backlash on Twitter saying “OOOOMMMGGGGHGGG WE DID IT.”

    In a statement shared by Pythefor, He expressed his gratitude for receiving the award. “It has always been my dream to direct films and telling this story has been a truly amazing experience,” he said. “I am overwhelmed and honored by the reception the film received. Sundance, and would like to give special thanks to my production partners: Radical Media, Vulcan Productions, Concordia, Play / Action Pictures and Laribilly Productions.”

    Questlove’s Heat of soul It is premiered at the festival and includes previously unseen footage that sat in a cellar for 50 years. It is also reflected by Stevie Wonder, Staples Singers, Nina Simone, Sly and the Family Stone and other notable names.

    You can read Questlove’s reactions to the awards above.


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