Soul Power


1h 33m 2009

Brief Synopsis

The three-day music festival Zaire '74 and the emerging musical crossover between Africa and America is documented.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Music
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Broadway Video, Inc.; Celluloid Dreams; Das Films; Dig It Audio, Inc.; Postworks; Submarine Entertainment
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Abc Distribution; Cinemien; Métropole Films Distribution; OcTan Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Trigon Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Synopsis

The three-day music festival Zaire '74 and the emerging musical crossover between Africa and America is documented.

Crew

Muhammad Ali

Other

Emie Alice

Looping Coordinator

Buddy Allen

Other

Jonathan Angier

Production Assistant

Ray Barretto

Other

Michael Barrow

Gaffer

Lita Bembo

Song

Lita Bembo

Song Performer

Mark Berger

Music

Max Berger

Post-Production

Leslie Bloome

Foley Artist

Charles Fred Bobbit

Song

Gregory Bonzer

Legal Counsel

St Claire Bourne

Unit Manager

Keith Bradshaw

Other

Kwame Brathwaite

Photography

Josh Braun

Advisor

Drew Bundini Brown

Other

James Brown

Song

James Brown

Other

James Brown

Song Performer

Ossie Brown

Unit Manager

Reggie Bryan

Song

Larry Bullard

Production Assistant

David Butts

Other

Stokely Carmichael

Other

Tom Cassel

Music

Junior Cepeda

Song

Tiffany Che

Post-Production

Will Cox

Colorist

Celia Cruz

Song Performer

Celia Cruz

Other

Frank D+angelo

Production Assistant

Bill Daley

Sound Department

Rick Darnell

Song

Hannie Dauman

Other

Hannie Dauman

Interpreter

Keith Davis

Post-Production

James Debbs

Project Manager

James Debbs

Post-Production Supervisor

Gene Defever

Sound Recordist

Manu Dibango

Other

James Mohammed Didin

Looping Coordinator

Michael Donaldson

Legal Counsel

Richard Edelen

Production Assistant

Tom Efinger

Sound Supervisor

Tom Efinger

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Tom Efinger

Other

Alfred James Ellis

Song

Keith Eng

Digital Effects Artist

Veronica Fellman

Looping Coordinator

Juan Figueroa

Film Lab

Bob Fletcher

Cinematographer

Bob Fletcher

Other

Bernard Fox

Sound Department

Kenneth D Freundlich

Legal Counsel

Ricardo Galbis

Digital Effects Artist

Joseph Galloway

Cinematographer

Joseph Galloway

Other

Leon Gast

Producer

Wardell Gaynor

Cinematographer

Wardell Gaynor

Other

John Ginnes

Production Coordinator

Eric Gitelson

Foley

Andy Goldman

Titles

Lynn Goldsmith

Other

Lynn Goldsmith

Photography

Paul Goldsmith

Cinematographer

Paul Goldsmith

Other

Jonathan Gray

Legal Counsel

Jack Harris

Other

Jack Harris

Cinematographer

Roy Hawkins

Song

John Heitmann

Film Lab

Cynthia Henry

Production Assistant

Bob Hewitt

Production Assistant

Petur Hliddal

Sound Recordist

Takeo Hori

Executive

Joseph Jefferson

Song

Lea Kadima

Looping Coordinator

Mike Karlman

Film Lab

Christian Kadima Kayembe

Looping Coordinator

Kevin Keating

Other

Kevin Keating

Cinematographer

B. B. King

Other

B. B. King

Song Performer

Don King

Other

Larry Kirsch

Grip

Bob Kragen

Grip

Franklin Kunganzi

Looping Coordinator

Kristen Kusama

Coordinator

Peter Lasoff

Production Assistant

Scott Layfer

Dailies

Norman Leigh

Gaffer

Stewart Levine

Source Material

Stewart Levine

Music Producer

Stewart Levine

Other

Jeffrey Levy-hinte

Producer

Jeffrey Levy-hinte

Digital Effects Artist

Roy Lewis

Other

Roy Lewis

Cinematographer

Ed Lockman

Sound Recordist

Lola Love

Other

Alicia Loving

Post-Production

Miriam Makeba

Song Performer

Miriam Makeba

Other

François Luambo Makia

Song

François Luambo Makia

Other

Nicky Marrerro

Other

Louise Marshall

Production Coordinator

Skip Martin

Film Lab

Hugh Masakela

Other

Hugh Masekela

Music Producer

Ted Mavish

Assistant Editor

Curtis Mayfield

Song

Albert Maysles

Cinematographer

Albert Maysles

Other

Destinee B Mbangu

Looping Coordinator

Harmonie G Mbangu

Looping Coordinator

Hope T Mbangu

Looping Coordinator

Joseph T Mbangu

Looping Coordinator

Bill Mcmanus

Other

Emma Meehan

Post-Production

Tony Miller

Sound Recordist

Roland Mitchell

Cinematographer

Roland Mitchell

Other

John Moros

Sound Design

Zack J Moros

Foley

Kari Mulholland

Assistant Editor

James Nichols

Consultant

Johnny Pacheco

Song

Johnny Pacheco

Other

Alan Pariser

Other

Maceo Parker

Other

Mark Paturet

Sound Recordist

George Plimpton

Other

Lloyd Price

Other

Tabu Ley Rochereau

Song

Tabu Ley Rochereau

Other

Tabu Ley Rochereau

Song Performer

Charlie Rokosny

Assistant Editor

Charlie Rokosny

On-Line Editor

Katheline Ruiz

Executive

Joe Sample

Song

Mary Schneider

Project Manager

Jeff Seelye

Assistant Sound Editor

Randal Shepard

Sound Recordist

Sweet Charles Sherrell

Song

Sweet Charles Sherrell

Other

Barrie Singer

Production Manager

David Smith

Editor

David Sonenberg

Producer

Karma Stanley

Other

Karma Stanley

Cinematographer

John Starks

Song

Egon Stephan

Camera

Bonnie Stern

Project Manager

Ian Strafford

Legal Counsel

Les Stukas

Song Performer

Stan Stzaba

Negative Cutter

Millard Thomas

Photography

Andrea Timpone

Coordinator

Yomo Toro

Other

Jon Tripp

Assistant Editor

Dirk Van Dall

Video

Rick Wardell

Production Assistant

Burleigh Wartes

Other

Burleigh Wartes

Cinematographer

Richard Wells

Sound Recordist

Fred Wesley

Other

Fred Wesley

Song Performer

Fred Wesley

Song

Bill Withers

Other

Bill Withers

Song

Bill Withers

Song Performer

Lance Woods

Looping Coordinator

Emi Yamazaki

Post-Production

Roderick Young

Cinematographer

Roderick Young

Other

Rene Zamora

Dailies

Shane Zarantash

Sound Recordist

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Documentary
Music
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Broadway Video, Inc.; Celluloid Dreams; Das Films; Dig It Audio, Inc.; Postworks; Submarine Entertainment
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Abc Distribution; Cinemien; Métropole Films Distribution; OcTan Films; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Trigon Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 33m

Articles

George Plimpton, 1927-2003


George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just VisitingThe Simpsons playing a professor who runs a fixed spelling bee! He is survived by his wife Sara Whitehead Dudley and four children. Michael T. Toole
George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, 1927-2003

George Plimpton, the wry, self-effacing author whose engaging film appearances enlivened many movies over the years, died of a heart attack on September 25 in his Manhattan apartment. He was 76. George Ames Plimpton was born on March 18, 1927 in New York City. The son of a diplomat, he was well connected to high society. A scholarly man of the letters, hip, urbane bohemians knew him for decades as the unpaid editor to the much respected literary quarterly, The Paris Review, which introduced emerging authors such as Gore Vidal and Jack Kerouac. In 1963, the gaunt, unassuming Plimpton documented his time training with the Detroit Lions, and turned the antics into a shrewd, witty piece of sports fulfillment, Paper Lion. The film was adapted for the big screen by Alex March in 1968 with Alan Alda playing the role of Plimpton. That same year, he made his film debut as a reporter in Gordon Douglas' police thriller The Detective (1968) starring Frank Sinatra and followed that up with an amusing cameo as a gunman shot my John Wayne in Howard Hawks' Rio Lobo (1970). A few more cameos came up over the years, but it wasn't until the '90s that he proved he himself a capable performer and found regular film work: an appropriate role as a talk show moderator in Jodie Foster's Little Man Tate's (1991), the president's lawyer in Oliver Stone's Nixon (1995); a psychologist in Gus Van Zandt's Good Will Hunting (1997); a clubgoer in Whit Stillman's discursive drama The Last Day's of Disco (1998); and a very comical doctor in Jean- Marie Poire's Just Visiting

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States March 2009

Released in United States June 2009

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Feature Documentary Competition) April 23-May 7, 2009.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 22-May 3, 2009.

Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (24 Beats Per Second) March 13-21, 2009.

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Outdoor Screenings at the Ford Amphitheatre) June 18-28, 2009.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentay Festival (Best Music Documentary Award) June 15-22, 2009.

Released in United States Summer July 10, 2009 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2010

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Feature Documentary Competition) April 23-May 7, 2009. )

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Recipient of the Special Jury Mention for Music Documentary at the 2009 SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentay Festival.

Released in United States Summer July 10, 2009

Released in United States on Video January 26, 2010

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentay Festival (Best Music Documentary Award) June 15-22, 2009.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 22-May 3, 2009.)

Released in United States March 2009 (Shown at South by Southwest Film Festival (24 Beats Per Second) March 13-21, 2009.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Outdoor Screenings at the Ford Amphitheatre) June 18-28, 2009.)