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)

Presented in partnership with The Soul Train Impact.