Thunder Soul Poster

Release Date: September 23rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2012

PG|1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary
Members of a 1970s Texas high-school jazz band reunite for a concert honoring their dedicated teacher and bandleader, Conrad O. Johnson Sr.

Director: Mark Landsman

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Snoot Entertainment

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

Ratings & Reviews

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  • One serious omission in the film - identifying what these seemingly prosperous alumni of the band do for a living and did with their lives. show more

  • Forcefully traditional and sentimental, Thunder Soul benefits most from the cinematic turn of the actual events it documents, which allowed the beloved teacher's life to end on a perfectly bittersweet note. show more

  • A greater argument for music education in our secondary school curriculum can't be made than Mark Landsman's doc about a Texas high school funk band that tore up the music scene from 1968 to 1977. show more

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