This Sunday, October seventeenth, at 5pm Pacific/ 7pm Central, Greenlight Girls and HBO Max will current a digital panel dialogue and filmmaker grant award presentation, “An Inside Look: Mr. Soul!” The occasion celebrates Ellis Haizlip and the primary “Black Tonight Present,” and can characteristic 2021 GreenLight Girls Filmmaker Grant award-winner Melissa Haizlip, producer/author/director of the award-winning documentary, “Mr. Soul!” The movie premiered on HBO Max this previous August and chronicles the legacy of “SOUL!”, the general public tv selection present produced and hosted by Ellis Haizlip (the director’s uncle) that turned a highlight on the Black Arts Motion. Enhancing the image are music composed by Grammy-winner Robert Glasper in addition to narration from NAACP and Emmy Award-winner Blair Underwood, who additionally serves as one of many movie’s govt producers. You’ll be able to RSVP for this free occasion right here.
Blair Underwood will present an introduction to Sunday’s digital occasion, whereas Beverly Bond, founding father of Black Women Rock!, will average the dialogue. Panelists will embrace Robert “Kool” Bell, founding member of Kool & the Gang; actor Anna Maria Horsford (“The Final O.G.”); Grammy-winner Lalah Hathaway (singer/songwriter of “Present me Your Soul”); Chaz Ebert, govt producer of “Mr. Soul!” and writer of RogerEbert.com; Laurens Grant, consulting producer of “Mr. Soul!” and Emmy-winner for “Freedom Riders”; Yale professor and NAACP Award-winner, Thomas Allen Harris; and Karen Horne, Senior VP of Fairness and Inclusion at Warner Media.
Representatives of the Black Arts Motion who appeared on the present had been timeless skills the likes of Sidney Poitier, The Final Poets, Gladys Knight, Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Al Inexperienced, Muhammad Ali, Cicely Tyson, Stevie Marvel, Earth Wind and Fireplace, Ashford and Simpson, Roberta Flack, Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, Billy Preston, Black Ivory, The Delfonics, Invoice Withers, Nikki Giovanni, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sonia Sanchez, Wilson Pickett, Odetta, Merry Clayton, Mandrill, Kool and the Gang, Toni Morrison, Kathleen Cleaver, Betty Shabazz, Stokely Carmichael, Mrs. George Jackson, George Faison and Patti Labelle.
You’ll be able to RSVP for this free occasion right here.
“Making the movie helped us illuminate the groundbreaking cultural work of the person behind one of the profitable and socially vital Black-produced tv reveals in US historical past,” mentioned director Haizlip. “We’re past honored for the acknowledgements… that may function a manner of introducing the movie, the music, and Ellis Haizlip to the world. ‘SOUL!’ is the best present you have by no means heard of. And up till now, Ellis Haizlip has been an unsung hero. We hope our movie ‘Mr. SOUL!’ and the music it celebrates will assist to vary that.”