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Before Oprah and Arsenio, there was Mr. SOUL! From 1968 into 1973, the public television variety show SOUL! offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics, capturing a critical moment in culture whose impact continues to resonate today.

Join audiences nationwide on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 6:00 pm ET, for a virtual Indie Lens Pop-Up screening of Mr. SOUL!, followed by Q&A with the producer, writer, director of Mr. SOUL!, Melissa Haizlip.

This event is hosted by Indie Lens Pop-Up, Black Public Media, and The WNET Group, in collaboration with Arizona Public Media, Bud Werner Memorial Library, Charitable Film Network, City of Mesa, Durango Public Library, Gary International Black Film Festival, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Global Peace Film Festival, Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking, Kansas City Public Library, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Panhandle PBS, PBS Hawai‘i, Pickford Film Center, Tillotson Center, Upstate Films Ltd., WSIU Public Broadcasting, and Yale Film Archive.

To attend this free virtual pop-up screening, please RSVP on Eventbrite. Instructions for joining the screening will be sent to your email. At screening time on February 19th, follow this link to join event on the OVEE platform.