Indie Lens Pop-Up ~ Mr. SOUL!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 12:00am
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 12:00am
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
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Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 12:00am
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Before Oprah and Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL! He captured a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate today.

From 1968 into 1973, the PBS variety show SOUL!, guided by enigmatic 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 in the program a 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. Through participants’ recollections and illuminating archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate and celebrates an unsung hero whose voice we need now more than ever, to restore the soul of a nation.

About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders, and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics and social issues, to family and community relationships. Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation. For more information, visit