Say Amen, Somebody

image from the film Say Amen, Somebody

image from the film SAY AMEN SOMEBODY

“One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George T. Nierenberg’s exuberant, funny, and deeply moving celebration of 20th-century American gospel music. With unrivaled access to the movement’s luminaries, Thomas Dorsey and Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, Nierenberg masterfully records their fascinating stories alongside earth-shaking, show-stopping performances by the Barrett Sisters, the O’Neal Twins, and others.” (Film at Lincoln Center) “One of the most joyful movies I’ve ever seen.” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)

Unseen in cinemas for nearly thirty years, Say Amen, Somebody has been gorgeously restored to 4K by Milestone with support from the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the Academy Film Archive. The screening will be preceded by a short performance by Baraka Kwa Wimbo Gospel Ensemble.