Say Amen, Somebody

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“One of the most joyful movies I’ve ever seen.”
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“The film’s mood is never less than marvelously infectious.”
— Richard Schickel, Time

“The music conquers doubt and unhappiness, and when it ends, you feel healed.”
— David Denby, New York Magazine

3-image collage of stills from Say Amen, Somebody. Zella Jackson Price (top). Thomas A. Dorsey (middle). Rodessa Barrett Porter, DeLois Barrett Campbell, and Billie Barrett GreenBey (bottom, from left to right).

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. A fascinating time capsule as it is a peerless concert movie.  – Lincoln Center

Directed by George T. Nierenberg. 1982. USA. 101 min. DCP.


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Say Amen, Somebody: Upcoming Showtimes
December 197:00 PMBig Roxie