1/25/2012

Stony Island @ Cinefamily

STONY ISLAND
(first 35mm screening in 30 years, director Andrew Davis in person!)

Friday, February 10th | 10:30pm

Presented by The Numero Group. Co-presented by Cinespia.

For the first time in 30 years, this classic slice of ‘70s Chicago storytelling comes to the big screen in 35mm, with director Andrew Davis (The Fugitive) in person! Featuring a legion of legendary Chicago players (Gene Barge, Phil Upchurch, Larry Ball, Richie Davis, Tennyson Stephens, Ronnie Barron and a young Susanna Hoffs) alongside Dennis Franz and Rae Dawn Chong, Stony Island tells the story of a group of multiracial R&B performers, and how they're affected by the death of a veteran musician from their circle. This super-rare film gives you a priceless look back at Chicago’s South Side neighborhood, at a time when very few films were made in within the city at all -- and also contains a Medium Cool-inspired sequence filmed at Mayor Richard J. Daley’s funeral. Soon to be released this Spring 2012 on DVD/download for the first time, Stony Island is an incredible time capsule, and provides a sweetly funky soundtrack to boot. Andrew Davis will be here at the Cinefamily for a Q&A -- and Numero Group DJs will be here to spin tunes both before and after the film!
Dir. Andrew Davis, 1978, 35mm, 97 min.

Watch a vintage TV commercial spot for "Stony Island"!


Tickets- $10/free for members

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