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Say Amen, Somebody

Say Amen, Somebody
Documentary, Music | 1982 | G. 1hr 40min
CAST: Willie May Ford Smith, Thomas A. Dorsey, Delois Barrett Campbell DIRECTOR: George T. Nierenberg CLASSIC FILM SERIES

Say Amen, Somebody is an exuberant documentary spotlighting the special world of gospel music. At least two dozen hand-clapping songs are featured within the film's joyous 100 minutes. Special emphasis is given the lives and careers of two giants in the business: Singers "Mother" Willie Mae Ford Smith and "Professor" Thomas A. Dorsey. Other artists spotlighted at work and at leisure include Sallie Martin, the Barrett Sisters, and the O'Neill Brothers. Just try sitting still in your chair while experiencing Say Amen, Somebody.

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Say Amen, Somebody is the most joyful movie I've seen in a very long time. It is also one of the best musicals and one of the most interesting documentaries. And it's also a terrific good time.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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