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PG| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary
Through the words of clergy members and musicians, this documentary shows the deep connection between faith and gospel music. But this film is more than just a Christian testimonial; with insight provided by music legends like Smokey Robinson and Mavis Staples and copious doses of archival footage, it explores the history of gospel. Chronicling the genre from its early 20th-century beginnings up to the present day, the documentary also shows that the art form isn't strictly meant for the pious.


Director: Don McGlynn

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Rejoice & Shout (2010)

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011|1 hr. 55 min.

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  • 75
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Anyone with a casual interest in gospel music stands to learn a lot by seeing Rejoice & Shout; a true fan won't want to miss it. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Its straightforward approach is notably lacking the divine inspiration of its subject. But Don McGlynn's gospel documentary delivers so many moments of artistic ecstasy, we can forgive the plain wrapping. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    For anyone with a keen interest in this unique American musical form, Rejoice and Shout is a must-see and see-again. show more

  • November 04, 2011 badreligion000
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    its ****

  • August 08, 2011 Dr. Richard Kerr
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    Rejoice & Shout is a great documentation of the roots of R&B and Doo-W0p music. The singing is superb.

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