Mr. Soul!

Mr. Soul!

August 28–November 27, 2020

MoMI is bringing Mr. Soul! directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.

View Mr. Soul! from home using this link (Tickets: $12). 
A portion of ticket sales benefits the Museum and its staff.

Dir. Melissa Haizlip. 2018, 115 mins. Before Oprah Winfrey and Arsenio Hall, Ellis Haizlip made broadcast television history with SOUL!, an innovative weekly public TV series that aired from 1968 to 1973 and celebrated Black American culture. In addition to ushering giants and rising stars of Black American culture onto the national television stage, including Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder, and Al Green, the show reflected Haizlip’s personal fight for social equality, ensuring the revolution would be televised with such guests as James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael, Kathleen Cleaver, and The Last Poets. This new documentary, directed by Melissa Haizlip and executive produced by Blair Underwood, celebrates this openly gay, Black pioneer, who ignited a Harlem Renaissance for a new era. A Open Your Eyes & Think MF release. View trailer.

“As an undiluted forum for black voices, Soul! was an act of political insurgency.”The Hollywood Reporter