Apollo Live Wire: Mr. Soul!
February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
APOLLO THEATER EDUCATION PROGRAM PRESENTS
Apollo Live Wire
Thursday, February 21 at 6:30 pm
Film screening and panel discussion with Melissa Haizlip (Director), Blair Underwood, Black Ivory, Carmen de Lavallade, Felipe Luciano, and Sade Lythcott. Moderated by Jocelyn Cooper.
Race Music weekend at the Apollo will kick off with a free screening of Mr. SOUL! 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. The groundbreaking PBS series was among the first to provide expanded images of African Americans on television, shifting the gaze from inner-city poverty and violence to the vibrancy of the Black Arts Movement. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.
Presented by the Apollo Theater’s Education Program as part of its Live Wire series in collaboration with Firelight Media, Films by Firelight, A Documentary Film Series in Harlem.
Visit http://www.firelightmedia.tv/films-by-firelight/ to learn more about Firelight Media.
**Doors will open at 5:30 pm. Seating is first come, first seated.
**Stand-by line will be available on the day of the event.
**Registration does not guarantee entry. Latecomers are admitted at the discretion of the Management.