"BLACK SNAKE MOAN" at Sundance


Spin, Oakley, New West Records, and Klipsch Sounds teamed up for the flick’s post-premiere party.

Black Snake Moan, which was directed by Hustle & Flow’s Craig Brewer and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake premiered at Sundance with a post-screening party hosted by Oakley, Spin Magazine, New West Records, and Klipsch Sounds. Spotted on the Park City red carpet were Timberlake and Ricci, as well as Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter movies) and the film’s Clare Grant (Walk the Line). Black Snake Moan hits widescreens Feb. 23.

Samuel L. Jackson star of "BLACK SNAKE MOAN" wearing the Ratchet in a custom color with custom etched lenses and frame temples at the Sundance Film Festival during interviews and official Sundance photo session

When Samuel L. Jackson presented his new film at Sundance, he fueled the buzz of "BLACK SNAKE MOAN" with a bluesy thump. Jackson gifted custom OAKLEY THUMP PRO digital music eyewear to a lucky few.

Only twenty Special Edition versions of the Oakley invention were created and each came preloaded with three songs from the film soundtrack. The frame was customized with Jacksons guitar graphic and signed with the film title, laser etched in the lens. And because Jackson loves to golf with lenses that darken automatically, we’ve crafted them with Oakley Activated by Transitions photochromic lenses.

We were on hand to see Jackson hand over one of the Special edition thumps to Music producer on Black Snake Moan, Scott Bomar it played out like a a couple of naughty boys sneak previewing their Christmas presents – with the two of them huddled in the corner checking out the graphics on the unit and listening to the soundtrack.

Its was up to Jackson to decide who received these one-of-a-kind keepsakes. THUMP PRO combines the worlds best optics with a fully integrated digital audio engine. Its adjustable speakers can be positioned for a perfect fit, and all controls are built into the frame for easy access. Engineered for sport training, the sweat resistant design blends all-day comfort with the freedom of interchangeable lenses that let you adapt to any environment. The cutting-edge audio of Oakleys THUMP PRO will do justice to the soundtrack of "BLACK SNAKE MOAN," a Craig Brewer film with music crafted by the likes of R.L. Burnside, The Black Keys, The North Mississippi All-stars, Jessie Mae Hemphill, John Doe, Outrageous Cherry, Bobby Rush, Precious Bryant, and Samuel L. Jackson himself.


Staff Writer


January 26, 2007

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