Boston Premiere Engagement of “REJOI CE AND SHOUT” Coming To Arlington’s Regent Theatre July 10-16

Jun 29, 2011

Boston Premiere Engagement of “REJOI CE AND SHOUT”—Acclaimed Documentary Film On The History of Gospel Music—Coming To Arlington’s Regent Theatre July 10-16

“ No wonder the music is so beautiful. God’ s on their side”

Perhaps the most intense and emotional music you can ever hear is the best of African AmericanGospel music.

Packed with evocative photos, rare audio recordings, stirring film appearances and TV programs, REJOICE AND SHOUT covers the 200 year history of African American Christianity. Literally hundreds of hours of music have been reviewed, and the crème de la crème was chosen.

Now, Arlington’ s Regent Theatre will present an exclusive one-week premiere engagement Sunday, July 10 through Saturday, July 16, 2011.

Years in the making, this film captures so much of what is special about this music and African American Christianity – the sermonizing, the heart felt testimonials, getting slain in the spirit, the hard hollering, and of course the inspiring music. And you’ ll also see how Gospel music
walked in step with the story of African American culture - slavery, hardscrabble rural existence and plantation work, the exodus to major cities, the Depression, World War II, civil rights and empowerment.

The music evolves through many musical styles – the spirituals and early hymns, the four part harmony based quartets, the integration of blues and swing into Gospel, the emergence of Soul, the blending of Rap and Hip Hop elements.

It is the royalty of Gospel music seen and heard here:

BROTHER JOE MAY
THE CARAVANS featuring SHIRLEY CAESAR
THE SOUL STIRRERS
THE NORFOLK JUBILEE QUARTET
THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET
SISTER ROSETTA THARPE and the LUCKY MILLINDER ORCHESTRA
THE DIXIE HUMMINGBIRDS
MAHALIA JACKSON
THE SWAN SILVERTONES
THE CLARA WARD SINGERS
THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF MISSISSIPPI
THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
THE STAPLES SINGERS
REVEREND JAMES CLEVELAND
THE EDWIN HAWKINS SINGERS
ANDRAE CROUCH
YOLANDA ADAMS
KIRK FRANKLIN

Magnolia Pictures presents A Deep River Films Production
“ REJOICE AND SHOUT” with…

Smokey Robinson
Andrae Crouch
Mavis Staples
Ira Tucker
Marie Knight
Willa Ward
Ira Tucker Jr.
Anthony Heilbut
Bill Carpenter
Jacquie Gayles Webb
The Selvey Family
Darrel Petties

Directed by Don McGlynn; Produced by Joe Lauro
Associate Producer: Celia Mingus Zaentz
Executive Producers: Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner

Running time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Official “Rejoice & Shout” Web Site (includes trailer): http://www.magpictures.com/rejoiceandshout/

The production team of McGlynn/Lauro/Zaentz previously collaborated on the award winning THE HOWLIN’ WOLF STORY and LOUIS PRIMA: THE WILDEST. For more information about Director Don McGlynn, check out: YouTube channel – DonMcGlynnFilms & http://www.myspace.com/mcglynndonald

The Boston Premiere Engagement of “ Rejoice & Shout” will be presented Sunday through Saturday, July 10-16, 2011 at the historic Regent Theatre, “ Arlington’ s Show Place of Entertainment.” Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 day of screening. (See below for show times.)
Located at 7 Medford St. in Arlington Center (off of Mass Ave)—minutes from Cambridge and Boston—the Regent is MBTA and handicap accessible with free parking across the street. For tickets and info call 781-646-4849 or visit http://www.regenttheatre.com.

SHOW TI M ES:

Sunday, July 10 at 7:30pm
M onday, July 11 at 2:00pm
Tuesday-Friday, July 12-15 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 16 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

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