Say Amen, Somebody


Genres: Documentary, Musical

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Filmmaker George T. Nierenberg explores the roots of gospel -- one of America's most unique musical styles -- in this award-winning documentary. Uplifting live performances by stalwarts such as Sallie Martin and the Barrett Sisters are interspersed with touching and informative interviews with gospel sages "Professor" Thomas A. Dorsey and "Mother" Willie Mae Ford, who help examine the genesis of this inspirational art form.

Cast: DeLois Barrett Cambell, Michael Keith Smith, Thomas A. Dorsey, Billie Barrett Greenbey, Sallie Martin, Edward O'Neal, Rhodessa Barrett Porter, Zella Jackson Price, Bertha Smith, Willie May Ford Smith

Director: George T. Nierenberg

Release Year: 1982

Length: 100 minutes

Rating: G

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