April 4, 2012
We recently added Thunder Soul to the DBRL collection. The film currently has a rating of 100% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
The inspiring, music-filled true story of high school band leader ‘Prof’ Johnson, who took a ragtag jazz band and transformed them into the legendary funk powerhouse that took the nation by storm. Now decades later, his students prepare to gather and celebrate the man who taught them about pride, honor and the power of a deep groove in this unforgettable true story.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info. We also recently got a Texas Thunder Soul CD collection for the library that includes two CDs and a DVD of extras.
March 14, 2012
We recently added Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone to the DBRL collection. The film played at the Ragtag last year and was named the top film of 2011 by Rotten Tomatoes. This is the latest film from the filmmakers that created the documentary Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk, they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation.
Check out the film trailer or the official film site for more info.