1978, 97 min, USA, Dir: Andrew Davis
A tribute to Chicago’s South Side with: Saxophone legend Gene Barge, Richard Davis, Edward 'Stoney' Robinson, George Englund, Ronnie Barron, Rae Dawn Chong, Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles), Dennis Franz, Meshach Taylor, Oscar Brown Jr. and many more of Chicago’s finest musicians and actors. Original score by David Matthews featuring David Sanborn. Filmed on the gritty streets of Chicago’s south side, STONY ISLAND tells the story of Richie Bloom (Richie Davis), the only white kid on the block, as he forms an R&B band with his best friend, Kevin (Edward “Stoney” Robinson). With the help of their mentor, aging sax legend Percy (Gene "Daddy G" Barge), they pull together a funky supergroup, stealing practice time at night in the local funeral home. Despite few resources and heavy losses this resilient group of dedicated musicians - armed only with wit, sleight of hand and outrageous Chicago bravado - must come together to finally make their smash debut.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm.