Mr. SOUL! (2018)
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1h 44m / Not Rated / Documentary NOW AVAILABLE TO STREAM AT HOME!
Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL!
Ellis Haizlip ensures the Revolution will be televised, with “SOUL!,” America’s first “Black Tonight Show.” From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic, openly gay 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 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, the award-winning documentary by accomplished filmmaker Melissa Haizlip (who is also Ellis’s neice), Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.
The film’s distributor will split the remaining revenue with Tampa Theatre. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means that we are unable to offer Member pricing for virtual screenings. Thanks for your understanding, and THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO SUPPORT TAMPA THEATRE!
711 N. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602
Nearby city garage, street parking and paid lots.
Wheelchair access to ground-level seating only. Accessible restroom on ground level. Sign language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangement.
Wheelchair access to ground-level seating only. Accessible restroom on ground level. Sign language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangement.View less