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Roadside nabs ‘Thunder Soul’

Company plans spring release of music docu

Roadside Attractions is turning up the volume for Mark Landsman’s music docu “Thunder Soul,” scooping up North American rights to the Snoot Entertainment-produced pic.

Roadside is planning a spring 2011 release.

“Thunder Soul” tells the story of how alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band gather together after 35 years to play a tribute concert for “Prof,” their 92-year-old bank leader who broke the color barrier by transforming the school’s mediocre jazz band into a funk powerhouse in the 1970s.

Documentary has picked up a number of kudos on the fest circuit, including an audience award at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival. More recently, it was nominated for the International Documentary Association’s Music Award.

Roadside co-prexies Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff announced the acquisition. Submarine Entertainment and CAA repped North American rights.

HanWay Films is handling foreign sales, and is shopping the pic at AFM.

Producers are Snoot’s Keith Calder and Jessica Wu and Landsman.

“We’re delighted to be working with Roadside Attractions on the release of ‘Thunder Soul,’ said Calder, prexy of Snoot Entertainment. “Not only do they have an incredible track record releasing documentaries but they also share our belief that ‘Thunder Soul’ provides a powerful theatrical experience for all audiences.”

Cohen negotiated the deal on behalf of Roadside; Calder, Submarine and CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.

Snoot’s credits include “Battle for Terra,” also distributed by Roadside.

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