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Source:  Los Angeles Times

What has been a very good year for gospel music on film is about to get better.  First came the release of “Amazing Grace,” the record of a legendary 1972 Aretha Franklin gospel performance in Los Angeles, and now comes the re-release of the 1982 documentary, “Say Amen, Somebody.”

Directed by George T. Nierenberg, the film profiles legends such as Thomas A. Dorsey, often considered the creator of gospel music and singer Willie Mae Ford Smith.  Another generation is represented by the Barrett sisters, the O’Neal twins, and Zella Jackson Price.

“Say Amen, Somebody” is currently playing in New York and opens in Los Angeles on September 20.

Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.


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