Elysabeth Alfano: Hollywood Director, Andrew Davis and the Re-release of His Chicago Music Movie Classic, Stony Island
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Earlier this month, Hollywood director, Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Chain Reaction, Holes, The Guardian), was in Chicago for the screenings of the re-release of his 1978 Chicago music movie classic, Stony Island, which is available for the first time on DVD April 24.
Stony Island is the story of a young white kid, Richie Bloom, played by Chicago Catz founding member, Richie Davis, from the all-black Chicago neighborhood of Stony Island who puts together a band for their one chance of making it. There is much to love here from a movie standpoint: made on a shoestring budget with incredible budding and established acting and music talents at the time, it is a heartfelt story that is both funny and charming with a certain bold innocence that one rarely sees on the big screen today. However, it is the original, soulful, R&B with a bit of Jazz soundtrack to this movie that is also particularly of interest. Sax player Gene Barge, New Orleans musician Ronnie Barron, Susa
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