MPT's Friday Freeview - February

February 19, 2021
7:00pm Eastern Time
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Welcome

Welcome to our online edition of Friday Freeview. On the third Friday of each month, Maryland Public Television hosts a free screening of a program before it airs.

About the Film:

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.

Video Descriptions

Welcome

Welcome to MPT's Friday Freeview screening!

Welcome to OVEE

Filmmaker Introduction

Filmmaker Melissa Hazlip introduces Mr. SOUL!

Mr. SOUL! - Indie Lens Pop Up

In 1968, producer Ellis Haizlip developed a new show aimed at Black audiences, one that used the familiar variety-show format to display and celebrate the breadth of Black culture. For five years, the public television series SOUL! highlighted Black literature, music, and politics, and often paired guests in unexpected juxtapositions that gave them an opportunity to shine in unique ways.

MR. SOUL! Live Q&A Soon Video

73min 48sec

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