Soul Power

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Jeffrey Levy-Hinte has brought the disparate and unedited film of Zaire '74 together into one coherent form for the first time. The rainchild of South African musician Hugh Masekela and American record producer Stewart Levine, Zaire '74 was a three-day music festival that took place in Kinshasa in 1974. The event assembled America's biggest rhythm and blues talents – including James Brown and the Mighty JBs, Bill Withers, B. (...) More

Credits

Original Title Soul Power
German Title Soul Power
French Title Soul Power
Other Titles
Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
Available Formats DVD, HD
Screenplay Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Film Editing David A. Smith
Soundtrack James Brown, Miriam Makeba, uvm
Cinematography Paul Goldsmith, Kevin Keating, Albert Maysles, Roderick Youn
Sound Tom Efinger
Décors Andy Goldman (title disign)
Production Leon Gast, David Sonenberg, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Runtime 93 Min.
Language englisch, französisch/d/f

Actors

James Brown himself
Miriam Makeba Herself
Muhamad Ali Himself
Crusuaders Themselves
BB King Himself
Bill Withers Himself
The Spinners Themselves

Press

«SOUL POWER ist ein rührendes, nostalgisches, witziges und sehenswertes Dokument.»

SonntagsZeitung



«Un puissant documentaire qui restitue la fièvre et l’énergie de cette fête. A voir absolument.»

Vibrations



«Un récit haletant.»

Le Temps



«Soul Power confronte deux mondes opposés avec brio. Excellent.»

24H



«Soul Power est plus proche du cinéma vérité à la Pennebaker ou Wiseman que du simple concert filmé. Le film du mois.»

Rock&Folk



«Filmés selon les normes esthétiques et techniques des seventies, les artistes donnent plus d'une fois l'envie de se lever de son fauteuil pour danser.»

Les Inrockuptibles



«Ce bel hommage à la musique noire n’a finalement qu’un défaut: c’est trop court!»

Pariscope



«A unique moment in time is now on record.»

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL



«A fast-paced overview of the event that showcases both Ali and Brown at the pinnacle of their powers…emotional high points are numerous.»

VARIETY



«The new movie stands both as a marvellous companion piece and as its own invaluable slice of history.»

NOW MAGAZINE



«Jeffrey Levy-Hinte…delivers on all fronts. Soul power is fun and beautiful to watch.»

INDIEWIRE



«Originally planned to coincide with the Ali-Foreman Rumble in the Jungle, the concert was, as “Soul Power” makes clear, a logistical nightmare and an artistic triumph…And there are also wonderful contrasts and startling shifts of tone. (...) More

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Credits

Original Title Soul Power
German Title Soul Power
French Title Soul Power
Other Titles
Directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa)
Available Formats DVD, HD
Screenplay Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Film Editing David A. Smith
Soundtrack James Brown, Miriam Makeba, uvm
Cinematography Paul Goldsmith, Kevin Keating, Albert Maysles, Roderick Youn
Sound Tom Efinger
Décors Andy Goldman (title disign)
Production Leon Gast, David Sonenberg, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
Runtime 93 Min.
Language englisch, französisch/d/f

Actors

James Brown himself
Miriam Makeba Herself
Muhamad Ali Himself
Crusuaders Themselves
BB King Himself
Bill Withers Himself
The Spinners Themselves

Press

«SOUL POWER ist ein rührendes, nostalgisches, witziges und sehenswertes Dokument.»

SonntagsZeitung



«Un puissant documentaire qui restitue la fièvre et l’énergie de cette fête. A voir absolument.»

Vibrations



«Un récit haletant.»

Le Temps



«Soul Power confronte deux mondes opposés avec brio. Excellent.»

24H



«Soul Power est plus proche du cinéma vérité à la Pennebaker ou Wiseman que du simple concert filmé. Le film du mois.»

Rock&Folk



«Filmés selon les normes esthétiques et techniques des seventies, les artistes donnent plus d'une fois l'envie de se lever de son fauteuil pour danser.»

Les Inrockuptibles



«Ce bel hommage à la musique noire n’a finalement qu’un défaut: c’est trop court!»

Pariscope



«A unique moment in time is now on record.»

SCREEN INTERNATIONAL



«A fast-paced overview of the event that showcases both Ali and Brown at the pinnacle of their powers…emotional high points are numerous.»

VARIETY



«The new movie stands both as a marvellous companion piece and as its own invaluable slice of history.»

NOW MAGAZINE



«Jeffrey Levy-Hinte…delivers on all fronts. Soul power is fun and beautiful to watch.»

INDIEWIRE



«Originally planned to coincide with the Ali-Foreman Rumble in the Jungle, the concert was, as “Soul Power” makes clear, a logistical nightmare and an artistic triumph…And there are also wonderful contrasts and startling shifts of tone. (...) More

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