Rejoice and Shout Trailer B (2011)

A second trailer for Rejoice and Shout which will play at the 2010 San Francisco Film Festival.

Rejoice and Shout traces the 200-year history of gospel music through a meticulous combination of archival footage, rare recordings and interviews with the biggest names in the field. There’s also, naturally, lots of great music, and it’s infectious. Veteran music documentarian Don McGlynn treats these songs with the same reverence the singers do, giving them pride of place. After all, this isn’t pop music—although gospel’s certainly influenced plenty of pop acts—it’s the music of a people, a religion, a culture. Gospel, which began in the 1800s when plantation owners forced slaves to go to church, continued to develop over the years as it spread throughout the country. “Gospel music is what’s kept us afloat,” says Mavis Staples. These songs are celebratory and necessary, steeped in the African American tradition, and this documentary captures all of that as McGlynn carefully presents the context and stories behind the music and the performers. Aficionados will be familiar with acts like the Golden Gate Quartet, the Utica Quartet, the Dixie Hummingbirds and Sister Rosetta Tharpe—although the early footage here has rarely been seen—but for those that aren’t, this film will be a revelation. The legends are here too: Mahalia Jackson, Smokey Robinson, the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Staple Singers. Foot-stomping and hand-clapping likely will start from the opening credits.

Duration
2 min 29 sec

Views
6,799

Posted On
May 06, 2010
Director
Don McGlynn

Writer
Unknown or Not Available

Studio
Magnolia Pictures

Release
June 3, 2011
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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