Presented by Jamie Foxx, THUNDER SOUL follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston's storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old "Prof," their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school's struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.
- Mark Landsman
- Run Time
- 1 hour 28 minutes
You may never have heard of the Kashmere Stage Band, but by the end of "Thunder Soul" you will wonder why.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 09.22.2011
Though it sometimes overplays the sentimentality, "Thunder Soul" gets not just the music but also the sense of possibility for this post-civil-rights generation.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 10.06.2011
A genuinely moving and powerful doc about one of the great funk bands ever, that just happened to be a high school band.Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 09.20.2011
Sometimes you just can't fight the funk; as much as you might resist the film's more maudlin scenes, not succumbing to the band's signature tune, "Head Wiggle," is impossible.Melissa Anderson, Village Voice, 09.20.2011