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Newly restored in 4K, this classic documentary is both a history of African American Gospel music, and a remarkable concert movie, featuring performances from the O’Neal Twins, the Barrett Sisters, and others.
“A joy-filled portrait with a healthy appetite for performance footage, Amen has some of the vibe of a Les Blank music doc from the same era, albeit one whose attention is never distracted by what’s cooking on the stove. A must for serious gospel fans, it also holds unexpected value for those interested in how attitudes have changed (or haven’t) about women with careers outside the home.” – John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
“The music alone would be enough to make SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY worth seeing. But it has warmth and friendliness, too, and some of its family scenes are as memorable as its songs.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times