Say Amen, Somebody

100 mins.
Directed by George T. Nierenberg

Presented in collaboration with UMass Amherst W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies; Black Music & Democracy Project. Panel discussion with Professor John Higginson, Professor Steven Tracy and Professor Stephanie Shonekan after the screening.

One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, George Nierenberg’s SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY is a joyous celebration of African American culture and history.

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY features earth-shaking performances by the “father of gospel,” Thomas A. Dorsey, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, the O’Neal Twins, Zella Jackson Price, and Delois Barrett Campbell and the Barrett Sisters.

Additionally, the film explores the family relationships of the gospel performers and features moving discussions about changes in society, the rights of women, the origin of gospel, and much more.

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

Presented with support from Dean's Beans Organic Coffee.