Stony Island (film)
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|Directed by||Andrew Davis|
|Written by||Tamar Simon Hoffs
|Music by||David M. Matthews|
|Edited by||Dov Hoenig|
|Distributed by||World Northal|
|Running time||97 minutes|
Stony Island is a 1978 film directed by Andrew Davis about an up-and-coming rhythm and blues band in Chicago. Set in various places in Chicago, including gritty Stony Island Avenue, it features early appearances from Dennis Franz and Rae Dawn Chong as well as numerous local musicians including saxophone great Gene Barge. Susanna Hoffs, whose mother co-wrote the screenplay, also appears.
The film was well received by critics, who praised its music and the depiction of contemporary Chicago. However, the film was not a commercial success. It was largely forgotten until a DVD release in 2012.
- WBEZ, http://www.wbez.org/blogs/lee-bey/2012-04/revisiting-stony-island-soulful-1970s-chicago-cult-film-hits-streets-again
- The New York Times, http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/111785/Stony-Island/overview
- Chicago Sun-Times, "1970s Chicago comes alive in full funk in 'Stony Island'", April 2, 2012, http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/movies/11678703-421/1970s-chicago-comes-alive-in-full-funk-in-stony-island.html