Friday, September 6, 2019
Q&As with George T. Nierenberg at the 7pm screenings this Wednesday (9/25) & Thursday (9/26). Must end 9/26!
One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George T. Nierenberg’s exuberant, funny, and deeply moving celebration of 20th-century American gospel music. With unrivaled access to the movement’s luminaries, Thomas Dorsey and Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith, Nierenberg masterfully records their fascinating stories alongside earth-shaking, show-stopping performances by the Barrett Sisters, the O’Neal Twins, and others. As much a fascinating time capsule as it is a peerless concert movie, Say Amen, Somebody returns to Film at Lincoln Center in a gorgeous 4K restoration by Milestone Films, with support from the National Museum of African American History and Culture and The Academy Film Archive. An NYFF20 selection. A Milestone Films release.
Watch a Q&A from the opening night of Say Amen, Somebody featuring Songs of Solomon Choral Union/Pneumatica, who presented a special a cappella gospel performance. The screening was followed by a Q&A with director George T. Nierenberg, choir director Bishop Chantel Wright, and cinematographers Ed Lachman and Don Lenzer.