“One Amazing Night …
The Story of the Red Shoes Band” is a documentary film about a group of college
students who form a band and the one night they “brought the house down.”
Directed and produced by Dr. Jim Brockhohn (Brockhohn Productions and My Town
Pictures), the film reunites 1988 Palmer College of Chiropractic graduates and
fraternity brothers Dr. Brockton and Dr. Robert Kauffman in Davenport, Iowa, at
the Delta Delta Pi fraternity house to tell the tale and see if they still have
what it takes.
The film was nominated and received achievement awards
at the 20th Annual Iowa Motion Picture Association Awards on April 23 in two
categories: Documentary and Voiceover Narration. From there, the film was
accepted into the 2011 Iowa Independent Film Festival, July 15-17, in Clear
Lake, Iowa, where Jim also won the Best Performance award for a full length film
“The Star,” where Brockton portrays a mentally challenged man.
The project began with a
Facebook reunion of Bob and “Rockin’ Jim” and a visit to the fraternity house in
2010. After reminiscing, the former bandmates agreed that it was “one amazing
night,” and Dr. Brockton took the idea and ran with it. He pitched the idea to a
filmmaker friend of his, and filming took place in August 2010 at the Delta
Delta Pi Fraternity house at 124 W 12th street in Davenport. Dr. Brockton’s son,
Jimmy, provided narration, and his grandson, Dylan Putz of Ely, Iowa, makes a
special appearance in the film, along with fellow original Red Shoe member, Dr.
Doug Berry of Hiawatha, Iowa.
As associate producer, Dr. Robert Kauffman brought
some of the ideas and documentary materials that rounded out the film to the
table, including a long lost tape of the infamous gig at the old Palmer College
of Chiropractic Student Union (located on Perry and 10th streets in Davenport,
Iowa. Dr. Kauffman’s background is in photography and he was able to bring to
life a barely visible roll of black and white 35mm images shot during the
“amazing night” (March 7, 1987), with the help of some modern digital editing
great to work on this project with Jim,” said Dr. Kauffman, “It combined
history, music and great storytelling–which, to me, are the elements of a good
is an award-winning actor who, along with running a chiropractic practice in
Forest City, Iowa, has appeared in more than 50 films, including the Coen
Brothers’ “A Serious Man.”
“One Amazing Night”
will make its exclusive Davenport debut during Palmer’s Homecoming at the Delta
Delta Pi fraternity house at sundown on Friday, Aug. 12, and also on the evening
of Saturday, Aug. 13. Contact any Delta Delta Pi members for ticket information
and exact show times.
Photo: Dr. Kauffman (left) and Dr.
Brockton at the Iowa Independent Film Festival.