By Jasmin | Shadow and Act April 3, 2012 at 8:08PM
34 years after its original release, Stony Island, the debut feature by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Under Seige, Collateral Damage), will be available for the first time on DVD and digital download platforms on April 24.
Filmed on the South Side of Chicago, the movie centers on a group of young musicians who form an R&B band in their multi-racial neighborhood, and features saxophone legend Gene Barge, Richard Davis, Edward 'Stoney' Robinson, George Englund, Ronnie Barron, Rae Dawn Chong, Susanna Hoffs, Dennis Franz, Meshach Taylor, Oscar Brown Jr. and many more of Chicago’s musicians and actors. It also includes an original score by David Matthews featuring David Sanborn.
In addition to its April 24 DVD release from Cinema Libre, the film will also return to the big screen for a limited engagement at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago on April 4 and 5, and in Los Angeles at the American Cinematheque on April 24,
Below, find a clip from the Playlist, where Chuck D discusses the significance of Stony Island: