Film Series : 21st Annual Black Harvest Film Festival

Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America

2010, J. Kevin Swan, USA, 64 min. Narrated by Terrence Howard.

Show Times

  • Sat, Aug 15th 1:00pm
Chicago connection!

This special screening celebrates the 45th anniversary of “Soul Train,” the legendary dance-party show that made television history and set trends in soul and R&B music, dance, and fashion. Relive those incredible “Soul Train” days, from Chicago beginnings in 1970 to national fame and influence, with historic footage of artists including Gladys Knight & The Pips, the Staple Singers, Mary Wilson, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Elton John, and the unforgettable “Soul Train” dancers. Interviews include Chaka Khan, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dogg, Aretha Franklin, and many more. Note: Due to the fact that this film was created in a now-obsolete TV format, we regret that existing copies do not reflect the technical quality of the original. (BS)

Celebrating the 45th year anniversary of Soul Train, with "The Soul Celebration" presented by Tribeca Flashpoint College, in partnership with The Soul Train Impact and Sound of Authority.

August 15: From noon to 1:00 pm, prior to the screening, there will be a live DJ to get moviegoers into the mood in our gallery/café, sponsored by Tribeca Flashpoint College.

From 2 - 4 pm, following the 1 pm screening, join us for a Soul Train themed dance party in Couch Place (the alley just north of the Film Center) in celebration and recognition of the 45th anniversary of Soul Train, the legendary dance-party show that made TV history and started in Chicago. Listen to the sounds of DJs Hugo H and First Lady Khris Raye. Feel free to dress in your ‘70s best! Enter on State Street. All those that RSVP and attend will be able to see any film at the Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday, August 15 after 4 pm and all day Sunday, August 16 with discounted admission. RSVPs will close at noon on Saturday, August 15. You must show your wristband for the discount.