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Mr. SOUL! aims an overdue spotlight on a groundbreaking chapter in the history of American public television -- and the host who helped make it all happen. Read critic reviews

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The history of the PBS series, from its creation through its eventual loss of funding.

Cast & Crew

Blair Underwood
Executive Producer
Hans Charles
Cinematographer
Annukka Lilja
Film Editor
Blair McClendon
Film Editor
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Soul!

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  • "Mr. Soul!" is an enthralling testament to a show that was so far ahead of its time it now looks like a bulletin. One that hasn't aged a day.

    December 16, 2020 | Full Review…
  • An enthralling and illuminating documentary...

    September 7, 2020 | Full Review…
  • One hopes more than one viewer of the film sees Soul! as more than just a relic to be cherished, but as an inspiration.

    August 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • There's a sense of overpowering love and gratitude for Haizlip that's beautiful and wholly felt throughout Mr. Soul!'s runtime, and it's as warm and comforting as the hot milk cake that Haizlip's mom used to make for him.

    August 27, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Broad in scope and rapidly paced, the film can feel as if it's bursting at the seams. But it acutely conveys the radical joy that "Soul!" inspired, barely contained in the movie's running time.

    August 27, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Mr. SOUL brings the amazing individual that was Ellis Haizlip back into the forefront of his and our cultural history.

    November 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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