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Title:   Thunder Soul
Director:   Mark Landsman
Year:   2010
Genre:   Documentary
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   04.28.12

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04.28.12Netflix A doc about a Houston highschool jazz band that, thanks to their awesome band leader, became a huge funk hit in the 70s. During the course of the doc, many of the original members of the band come back to the highschool to perform for the now-92 year-old leader. This played South By a few years ago and I remember people loving it and I've heard a lot of the Kashmere band on my pandora station and LOVE the music they made so I was pretty excited to watch this. Unfortunately the doc, as a movie in itself, is kind of mediocre. Maybe that's too harsh. It's probably a good movie but it didn't go anywhere I didn't think it would go. The outpouring of love and appreciation for the old band leader was super emotional like the end of It's A Wonderful Life but in real life and it really tugs at the heart-strings to see all these old guys come back to the old band room and get pick up their instruments again... Perhaps I was just hoping for too much. Thinking about it while I write this though, I'd definitely recommend it to people. Yeah, it's good. Just not the BEST DOCUMENTARY EVR! It's definitely good though. Those old dudes still got it. I wish somehow the movie ended with their full set or something. I think I just wanted more music.
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