UW Cinematheque - New Restorations
Say Amen, Somebody | USA | 1982 | DCP | 100 min. Director: George T. Nierenberg
Saturday, September 14, 2019
4070 Vilas Hall
Nierenberg’s landmark documentary celebrates the rich tradition and transporting beauty of African American gospel music. Effortlessly weaving together rousing performances, oral history, and vérité asides, Nierenberg balances footage of gospel titans Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey and Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith with younger disciples of the art like Zella Jackson Price, the O’Neal Twins, and the Barrett Sisters.