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Rejoice and Shout - Movie Review - 2010

It's Time For Some Soul Stirring

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Rejoice and Shout - Movie Review - 2010

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Magnolia Pictures
With an amazing cast that includes Smokey Robinson, Andraé Crouch, Bill Carpenter, Marie Knight, Darrell Petties, The Selvy Family, Mavis Staples and other greats, filmmaker Don McGlynn reaches into the history and soul of gospel music to present a rousing documentary that captures the genre's spirit.

Gospel is More Than Music

The film places gospel music in its social and political context, and underscores the importance of the genre to the African-American community. Gospel music has celebrated faith and raised spirits even during the bleakest of times.

Aside from providing the sheer joy of listing to so many inspiring performances, the film gives you a great backgrounder on gospel's evolution, as well as its social role and impact. The story is fascinating. Rejoice and Shout should really be required viewing for music lovers and for anyone who would like to be in the know.

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Film Details:

  • Title: Rejoice and Shout
  • Director: Don McGlynn
  • US Theatrical Release Date: June 3, 2011 (limited)
  • Running Time: 105 mins.
  • MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and incidental smoking.
  • Parental Advisory: Content advisory for parents
  • Location: USA
  • Language: English
  • Production Country: USA
  • Distribution Company: Magnolia Pictures
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