Dec 16 - Dec 18, 2011
Directed by Don McGlynn
Rated Not Rated, 115 min.
Underwritten by John Concannon, Your Park City Computer Guy
?Rejoice and Shout? traces the evolution of Gospel through its many musical styles ? the spirituals and early hymns, the harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing, the emergence of Soul, and the blending of Rap and Hip Hop elements. This musical tribute connects the history of African-American culture with Gospel as it first impacted popular culture at large. Using fascinating historical footage, the film captures much of what is special about this music ? the sermonizing, heartfelt testimonials, and exuberant inspiration.
A consistently entertaining documentary bringing together a remarkable variety of surviving performances. ? Roger Ebert
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