Stony Island (film)

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Stony Island
Directed by Andrew Davis
Written by Tamar Simon Hoffs
Andrew Davis
Starring
Music by David M. Matthews
Cinematography Tak Fujimoto
Edited by Dov Hoenig
Distributed by World Northal
Release date(s)
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time 97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Stony Island is a 1978 film directed by Andrew Davis about an up-and-coming rhythm and blues band in Chicago.[1] 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.[2] However, the film was not a commercial success. It was largely forgotten until a DVD release in 2012.[3]

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