Vero Beach, Florida (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
The goal for the so-called “Windsor Docs” inaugural season was to bring a slate of award-winning documentary films centered around a theme of “extraordinary people doing extraordinary things.” The first of its kind in the community, the film series enjoyed standing-room-only attendance and even a wait list for the last film. The phenomenal success proved to all that this event, held at Windsor’s private Beach Club in January 2014, would be the first of many documentary film series.
The film series included four inspirational and powerful documentaries: Thunder Soul, Buck, Particle Fever and AKA Doc Pomus. Along with enjoying the films, attendees experienced an eclectic mix of film makers, editors, a director of photography and producers who spoke about the films they created. Particle Fever was an exclusive pre-screening before its theatrical distribution.
ABOUT THE FILMS
The film Thunder Soul, presented by Jamie Foxx, follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s. Director: Mark Landsman
Buck is a highly-acclaimed examination of the life of Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and real life “horse-whisperer.” Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses—and people—with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this richly textured and visually stunning film, the animal human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. Director: Cindy Meehl
Particle Fever is a new film that has already garnered international attention. The Telegraph UK calls it “a brilliant documentary…particle physicists just may be the new rock stars.” The documentary follows six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, marking the start-up of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet, pushing the edge of human innovation. As they seek to unravel the mysteries of the universe, 10,000 scientists from over 100 countries joined forces in pursuit of a single goal: to recreate conditions that existed just moments after the Big Bang and find the Higgs boson, potentially explaining the origin of all matter. Director: Mark Levinson
AKA Doc Pomus is a film documenting the life of the legendary Doc Pomus, who was the most unlikely of rock and roll icons. Paralyzed with polio as a child, Brooklyn-born Jerome Felder reinvented himself, first as a blues singer, then became one of the greatest songwriters in the history of American popular music. He emerged as one of the most brilliant songwriters of the early rock and roll era, writing This Magic Moment, Save the Last Dance for Me (one of the 25 most popular songs ever recorded) and dozens of others including Elvis Presley’s Viva Las Vegas. Doc Pomus is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the first white person inducted to The Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame. His story is one of triumph over adversity. Sharon Felder, his daughter, produced the film along with directors Peter Miller and Will Hector.
The 2014 Windsor Docs Committee is comprised of Windsor members Barbara Ettinger, Sven Huseby, Mickey Stein and Rob Stein.
Windsor is a private residential community spanning 416 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston of Toronto, Canada, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk following the New Urbanism principles of urban design, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates this tropical and unspoiled setting. For more information visit http://www.windsorflorida.com