MR. SOUL! trailer | BFI London Film Festival 2018

Posted by Fabio 16 October 2018

In the wake of the civil-rights movement, a TV show with a tendency to celebrate black artistry and black culture entered American households. Running from 1968 to 1973, SOUL! was both ahead of its time and – depending on the perspective of its viewer – finely attuned to it, giving centre stage to a wave of militant poets and intellectuals, dancers, soul musicians and African-American artists, including Sidney Poitier, Stevie Wonder and James Baldwin. The man behind it all was Ellis Haizlip, the gentle screen presence whose life and career are assembled here via excerpts from the show and present-day interviews. This fascinating and inspirational documentary is directed by Sam D Pollard and Ellis’ niece Melissa Haizlip.

Saturday 20 October 2018 18:00
Prince Charles Cinema, Downstairs Screen

Sunday 21 October 2018 21:00
Vue Leicester Sq, Screen 5