We’ve told you about the gospel documentary Rejoice and Shout in the past but, thanks to our sister blog The Playlist, we’ve nabbed an exclusive clip from the film of Mahalia Jackson performing on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Directed by Don McGlynn, the film traces the evolution of gospel music and covers its many musical styles.
Highlighted forms include the spirituals and early hymns, the four-part harmony-based quartets, the integration of blues and swing into Gospel, the emergence of Soul, and the blending of Rap and Hip Hop elements.
The film also features The Staple Singers, The Five Blind Boys Of Mississippi, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and more.
If you live in New York, you get a chance to check the film out this weekend, June 3rd. An expansion to other cities is planned for June and July…so look out for it! Here are the opening dates and cites so far:
New York, NY: Film Forum
Harahan, LA: Palace 20 – Elmwood
Memphis, TN: Majestic Theatre 20
Memphis, TN: Ridgeway 4
Humble, TX: Deerbrook 24 Theatres
Sugar Land, TX: First Colony 24 Theatres
Santa Monica, CA: Monica 4 Plex
Washington, DC: West End Cinema
Birmingham, MI: Uptown Birmingham 8
Philadelphia, PA: Ritz at the Bourse
Atlanta, GA: Tara Atlanta 4
Chicago, IL: River East 21
Santa Fe, NM: CCA Cinematheque
Hudson, NY: Time and Space Limited
Minneapolis, MN: Lagoon Cinema
"Rejoice & Shout" Clip by ThePlaylist