Jamie Foxx presents the inspiring, music-filled true story of high school band leader "Prof" Johnson, who took a ragtag jazz band and transformed them into the legendary funk powerhouse that took the nation by storm. Now decades later, "Prof's" students prepare to gather and celebrate the man who taught them about pride, honor and the power of a deep groove in this unforgettable story.
Won: Audience Award, 2010 SXSW Film Festival
Nominated: Best Documentary, 2011 Independent Spirit Awards; Outstanding Documentary, 2011 Image Awards
In an era when arts education is frequently on the chopping block, THUNDER SOUL reminds us of the impact that great music can have on both the listener and the performer. -- Alonso Duralde, THE WRAP