Houston movie to be seen everywhere
Cinema Arts Festival showcased Thunder Soul picked up for national distrubtion
Thunder Soul, the music documentary by Mark Landsman about Houston's 1970s Kashmere High School's jazz band that became a leading funk powerhouse, has been picked up for North American distribution by Roadside Attractions according to Variety and other movie publications. Produced by Snoot Entertainment, Thunder Soul will be released nationally in the spring of 2011 and Hanway Films is handling international sales.
This means the whole world will soon know of yet another reason we are Houston proud.
The documentary is based on the story of Kashmere High's charismatic bandleader, Conrad "Prof" Johnson, a music teacher who was responsible for transforming the band from mediocre to sublime.
Houston will get its own look at Thunder Soul in this week's Cinema Arts Festival. Thunder Soul was the first major movie announced for this year's Cinema Arts Festival and it shows in Discovery Green on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. The screening will be followed by a live concert from the Kashmere Reunion Stage Band. Thunder Soul director/producer Mark Landsman and Conrad Johnson, Jr. (Prof's son) will be in attendance. The event is free.