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Say Amen, Somebody

Directed by George T. Nierenberg
United States, 1982
Documentary, Music


Featuring live concert performances, this exuberant documentary spotlights the pioneers of gospel music with a special emphasis on Thomas A. Dorsey and “Mother” Willie Mae Ford Smith.

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Say Amen, Somebody Directed by George T. Nierenberg

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    "Nierenberg's achievement here is a masterpiece of research, diligence and direction. But his work would be meaningless if the movie didn’t convey the spirit of the people in it, and Say Amen, Somebody does that with great and mighty joy. This is a great experience." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun Times. "Say Amen, Somebody is a movie to which even a tone-deaf atheist will say amen." - Richard Schickel, Time Magazine.

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