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Cinematheque . Film Schedule . SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY!

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United States | 1982 | George T. Nierenberg

SAY AMEN, SOMEBODY! film still

This rousing celebration of American gospel music captures Thomas A. Dorsey and Willie Mae Ford Smith (the “father” and “mother” of black gospel music) when they were alive and active, as well as a few of their notable disciples (the Barrett Sisters, the O’Neal Twins, et al.) in stirring performances. “One of the most joyful movies I’ve ever seen!” –Roger Ebert. Cleveland revival premiere. DCP. 101 min.

Special event pricing $11; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $8. No passes, twofers, or radio winners.

$1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Willie Judie Educational Foundation. Special thanks to Reverend Raimon A. Prince, Assembly Baptist Church.

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Saturday 11/9
Sunday 11/10
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at the Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

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Single Film Admission

General Admission: $10
Member: $7 (includes CIA and CSU I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
Additional film on the same day: $7 (or the member price for that film)

Note: Special events cost more. Exceptions are noted.