Stony Island DVD Release To Support The GRAMMY Foundation
Stony Island, the 1978 directorial debut from Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, The Guardian, Holes), will be released on DVD and VOD for the first time this year, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools program. The film is a tribute to Chicago's south side musical heritage and features a cast that includes saxophone legend and producer Gene Barge, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Barron, jazz singer Oscar Brown Jr., actress Rae Dawn Chong, bassist Richard Davis, producer/director George Englund, actor Dennis Franz, the Bangles' Susanna Hoffs, actor Edward "Stoney" Robinson, and actor Meshach Taylor. The film also includes an original score by David Matthews and a performance by GRAMMY-winning saxist David Sanborn, as well as a 36-minute short film featuring Public Enemy's Chuck D and GRAMMY winner Quincy Jones, among others, reflecting on the impact that music has had on their lives. Cinema Libre Studio and Chicago Pacific Entertainment have earmarked a portion of proceeds from DVD sales to benefit the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools music education programs. For each copy of Stony Island sold, $5 will be allocated toward supporting the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY in the Schools program. To activate the promotion and be eligible for free shipping (on domestic orders via media mail) use code stony2012 during the checkout process from the Cinema Libre Studio store.