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Published on Apr 12, 2012
Included as a bonus feature on the DVD, the 36 minute documentary, The Making of Stony Island, Music Makes Us One features interviews with the films Director, Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Holes, The Guardian) and Producer, Tamar Hoffs along with music legends Quincy Jones, Gene "Daddy G" Barge, Chuck D. of Public Enemy, and successful cast and band members including Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, Richard Davis, and Rae Dawn Chong as they reflect on the importance of music, culture and race on the South Side of Chicago in the late 70's and the impact of the making of the film on their lives.
***** Filmed in the gritty streets of Chicago's South Side, STONY ISLAND tells the story of Richie Bloom (Richie Davis), the only white kid on the block, who forms a multi-racial R&B band. The film features first performances by Richie Davis (now a Chicago guitar legend, and founding member of the beloved Chicago Catz), Susanna Hoffs (later of the Bangles) Dennis Franz of NBC's 'NYPD Blue' fame, and Rae Dawn Chong (daughter of Tommy Chong, QUEST FOR FIRE, THE COLOR PURPLE) and the directorial debut of Andrew Davis (THE FUGITIVE, HOLES, THE GUARDIAN). stonyislandmovie.com | @IAmStonyIsland