Release Date:January 31,2012
Bring back the funk this January as Lionsgate debuts the documentary Thunder Soul on DVD and Digital Download. Presented and narrated by Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Ray, 2004), this heart-warming film about a high school band that became a funk phenomenon earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Documentary (2011) and garnered five Audience Award wins at film festivals including South By Southwest (2010) and the Los Angeles Film Festival (2010).
Thunder Soul is the inspiring 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, "Prof's" students prepare to gather and celebrate the man who taught them about pride, honor and the power of a deep groove in this unforgettable story that will bring you to your feet.
The DVD release includes an audio commentary with director/producer Mark Landsman and editor Claire Didier, a "making of" featurette and never-before-seen footage from the Prof & The Band documentary.