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This heartfelt doc is available on Netflix. This is the story of a real life Mr. Holland's Opus. With lots of archival footage and recordings and present day interviews this film illustrates the impact one music teacher had over 35 years. "Prof" turned a high school jazz band in the mid to late 70s into an award winning, touring, album making funk band. Great music throughout! Now, alumni from the band reunite to honor "Prof" at a Kashmere High School tribute concert. You probably lack a soul if you don't shed at least a few tears.
one of a rare set of documentaries that straddles the line between heartfelt and melodramatic, but never crosses it. a feel good, true story, filled with incredible characters. this is an enjoyable piece of film.
A winning film that went nowhere fast! Everyone should view this feel-good, funky, gem of a documentary. Conrad "Prof" Johnson is a teacher that every educator wishes to aspire to be. Makes me wish I joined the band when I was in high school! The dvd comes out in January 2012 and you can stream it on Netflix at the same time. MUST-SEE FILM!
One of the most powerful documentaries I've ever seen, this film beautifully illustrates the extraordinary power of a true teacher who changed his students' world through music. The level of performance is mind-boggling (forget that these are high school students, then 30+ year alumni - many of whom hadn't played since the mid '70s). The devotion and love they feel for their teacher and for each other is as moving as the music is amazing. As a film it leaves some questions unanswered-- you want it to be longer, to go further behind the scenes of the band's history and people's lives. But it's an unforgettable experience.
Thunder Soul is a documentary about an all-black Houston inner city high school that had a "stage band" that won all kinds of music awards, then travelled to Europe and Japan. It is fabulous. If it's playing near you go see it and you will be thrilled!
Wonderful movie. "Fire any administrator who wants to take music out of school". Greatest line ever in a movie. The entire school rose in unison. All black and highest college rate of any HISD school at the time. New chief strangled the band and all downhill ever since for Kashmere.
Simply the best documentary I have ever witnessed. I highly recommend this movie to educators, public officials, non-profits, any and every body. The difference one person made for a school, community, city, and nation. See this movie!!!