One of the most acclaimed music documentaries of all time, Say Amen, Somebody is George T. Nierenberg’s masterpiece — a joyous, funny, deeply emotional celebration of African American culture, featuring the father of Gospel, Thomas A. Dorsey (""Precious Lord, Take My Hand""); Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith; and soul-shaking performances by the Barrett Sisters, the O'Neal Twins, and Zella Jackson Price.
When it was first released in 1982, the film garnered rave reviews around the world. Unseen for decades, Say Amen, Somebody was restored to 4K by Milestone in collaboration with the director. The restoration was produced by the National Museum of African American History and Culture with funding by The Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History and the Academy Film Archive. The new restoration features restored Dolby stereo and 5.1 soundtracks.