Monday, May 9, 2011

Jamie Foxx - Presents: Thunder Soul

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Roadside Attractions' music documentary "Thunder Soul" is getting a boost from Jamie Foxx. The Oscar-winning actor and singer will present the film for its September release.

Directed by Mark Landsman, who produced along with Snoot Entertainment's Keith Calder and Jessica Wu, "Thunder Soul" tracks the alumni from Houston's famous 1970's Kashmere High School Stage Band as they return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for their old band leader, 92-year-old Conrad "Prof" Johnson.

The film had its world premiere at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival, where it won the audience award, and it's since been nominated for best documentary at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Roadside Attractions picked up rights to the film in November.

"I can't wait to share 'Thunder Soul' with the world so that everyone can enjoy this one of a kind experience," said Foxx, a music-education advocate who will serve as executive producer along with his FoxxKing Entertainment partner Jaime King. "It's such an entertaining and inspirational story that touches your soul and awakens the human spirit in the way that only love and the power of music can."
Roadside Attractions has released the docs "Good Hair," "The September Issue," "Supersize Me" and "The Cove."


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