1982 film documentary Say Amen, Somebody being re-issued on DVD

THE CRITICALLY acclaimed documentary film Say Amen, Somebody is being made available on DVD by Ryko Filmworks. The 25th anniversary deluxe edition features the film in its entirety with newly recorded director's commentary, photo essay, deluxe hymnbook packaging, a special booklet featuring essays, lyrics and rare photos and a 15-song companion audio CD of the original live soundtrack. The CD will also be available for purchase separately. Originally made in 1982, Say Amen, Somebody focuses on two of gospel music's pioneers, Willie Mae Ford Smith, one of gospel's first soloists, and Thomas A Dorsey, recognised as the Father Of Gospel Music. Also appearing in the film are Sallie Martin, the Barrett Sisters, the O'Neal Twins and Zella Jackson Price. At the time of its original release Time magazine wrote, "Say Amen, Somebody is a feel good, inspirational movie for all to enjoy. Full of humanity, tenderness and grace that would make even a tone-deaf atheist say amen!" CR

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