From 1968 to 1973, the PBS 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. With participants' recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, MR. SOUL! captures a critical moment in a culture whose impact continues to resonate. Narrated by Blair Underwood and featuring Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Questlove, Stevie Wonder, Maya Angelou, Gladys Knight, Patty LaBelle, James Baldwin, Bill Withers and more. Audience Award winner, Best Feature, 2018 AFI DOCS. DIR/SCR/PROD Melissa Haizlip; DIR Sam Pollard. U.S., 2018, color, 90 min. NOT RATED
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