Mark Landsman totes his cameras to a tight-knit North Houston community in this poignant documentary, which celebrates an inner-city high school band leader's lasting influence on his now-grown students. When Conrad "Prof" Johnson took the reins of the jazz band at Kashmere High School in the 1970s, he had a group that was mediocre at best. But before anyone knew it, the school had a funk powerhouse on its hands. The film picked up awards at both the L.A.
Craig Baldwin, Craig Green, Conrad O. Johnson Sr., Bruce Middleton, Gaila Mitchell, Reginald Rollins