• Rejoice & Shout (2011)

Rejoice & Shout

Release Date: June 3rd, 2011

DVD Release Date: November 1st, 2011

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

Keywords: Rousing, 2010s, Underdog, Rise, Fascinating, Engaging, Inspiring

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A consistently entertaining documentary bringing together a remarkable variety of surviving performances on films and records, going back to circa 1900. show more

  • 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

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