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Say Amen, Somebody

(George T. Nierenberg, 1983)

New Restoration

One of cinema’s most acclaimed music documentaries, Say Amen, Somebody is a funny, uplifting, and deeply emotional celebration of gospel music and African American culture. When originally released, the film received an overwhelming response from critics and audiences around the world. Yet until this gorgeous new restoration (which features a powerful new 5.1 surround sound mix), the movie has been unseen in cinemas for nearly 30 years! With unforgettable performances by the father of gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey, Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, The Barrett Sisters, and The O’Neal Twins, you’ll see why Roger Ebert ranked it among “the most joyful movies I’ve ever seen!” (100 mins., 4K DCP)

Please note: special event parking ($5) is available in Ohio Union South Garage for these screenings. Please allow extra time for travel and parking.

"The music conquers doubt and unhappiness, and when it ends, you feel healed!"
DAVID DENBY, NEW YORK MAGAZINE
Say Amen, Somebody

Say Amen, Somebody, image courtesy of Milestone Films

Say Amen, Somebody

Say Amen, Somebody, image courtesy of Milestone Films

Say Amen, Somebody

Say Amen, Somebody, image courtesy of Milestone Films

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM
Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Endowment for the Arts

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation

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