Playing through September 24.
- Ticket price: $12 for vieiwing within a 2-day period.
- How to watch: Available to watch through the internet browser on your computer, tablet, or smart phone.
Questions about Virtual Cinema? Technical issues? Check our FAQ page. When you watch Virtual Cinema films, you provide direct financial support to Amherst Cinema during our temporary closure. Thank you.
On Tuesday, September 22 at 7pm, join us for a Facebook Live Q&A with director Melissa Haizlip and Amherst Cinema's George Myers.
From 1968 to 1973, the public television variety show SOUL!, guided by the 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 the program an improbable 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. With participants’ recollections and a bevy of great archival clips, Mr. SOUL! captures a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate.