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Monday, September 13, 2021

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Posted: Friday, September 10, 2021

Beyond Boundaries Film and Discussion Series: 'Summer of Soul' - September 23

The campus community is invited to join us for the opening film event of the semester in the Beyond Boundaries Film and Discussion Series, Summer of Soul (2021), directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, on Thursday, September 23, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center's Tower Auditorium.*

The event is free and open to the public.

With historic performances by musicians such as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, and Sly and the Family Stone, Questlove’s documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival is a moving portrait of Black music and a radical political and cultural moment. Summer of Soul premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award.

Watch the trailer.

The Beyond Boundaries Film and Discussion Series is curated by Ruth Goldman and Meg Knowles, associate professors of communication; and Crystal Rodriguez-Dabney, chief diversity officer, at Buffalo State College. This series is made possible through a collaboration of the Buffalo State Equity and Campus Diversity Office, the Buffalo State Communication Department, and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.


*In accordance with updated guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Erie County Department of Health, Buffalo State College requires all campus community members and visitors—regardless of vaccination status—to wear face masks while indoors on campus.

Submitted by: Solomon Joseph
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