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In addition to bringing Syl Johnson to Los Angeles for his first show there in over 30 years (BTW: it’s almost sold out, so if you want to go, jump on those tickets now), Numero is immersing ourselves fully in the Southern California experience and throwing a film premiere. Sorta.
The first film by acclaimed director Andy Davis (Under Siege, The Fugitive, Holes), Stony Island follows the rise of a fictional working Chicago showband at the close of the ’70s. Shot entirely in Chicago—largely without permits—the film features a legion of classic Chicago players, including Gene Barge, Phil Upchurch, Larry Ball, Richie Davis, Tennyson Stephens, Ronnie Barron, and a young Susanna Hoffs, alongside Dennis Franz and Rae Dawn Chong.
We’ve been talking to Andy about reissuing the film for years, but have never come to any kind of accord. He has graciously allowed us to screen the original 35MM print for the first time in Los Angeles in over 30 years. Our friends at Cinefamily are co-hosting at their Silent Movie Theater.
The Silent Movie Theater
611 N Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Additionally, Andy Davis will be doing a director’s Q&A, and Numero will DJ on the Cinefamily patio for a few hours after. The theater only holds 150 people, and there will not be a second show. If you want to go, it would be best to secure your tickets now.
Still not convinced? Watch this trailer from 1978:
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