One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey (“Precious Lord, Take My Hand”); its matron, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and earth-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters and the O’Neal Twins.
DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW WITH:
- ANTHEA D. BUTLER, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
- AMBRE DROMGOOLE, YALE UNIVERSITY
- LERONE MARTIN, WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS
- JUDITH WEISENFELD, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY