Rejoice & Shout PG

A documentary on Gospel music's 200-year history.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 1, 2011
  • Originally Released: 2009
  • Label: Magnolia
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: Additional interviews
    • Rejoice & Shout trailer
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Subtitles - Spanish

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Featured: &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Produced by
Director of Photography: , &
Executive Production by &
Hosted by , , , , &

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 38


User Ratings: 209
Rating: 3.5/5 -- If you don't know gospel music, really know it, you are missing out on a lot, but don't lose faith. "Rejoice and Shout," a vibrant and comprehensive new documentary will take you there in style. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Jun 23, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- A relentlessly chronological, talking-head documentary that sets itself the impossible task of telling the whole rousing, spirit-lifting story of African American Christian music from slavery till now. Full Review
Philadelphia Inquirer
Jun 23, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- A consistently entertaining documentary bringing together a remarkable variety of surviving performances on films and records, going back to circa 1900. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jun 16, 2011
Rating: A -- There have been other terrific documentaries about gospel, but this is the first gospel film to draw on an incalculably rich archive of material going back more than 100 years. Full Review
Christian Science Monitor
Jun 11, 2011
Rating: B- -- The result is an uneven film, despite all the talent on display and the importance of the project. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dec 17, 2011
Rating: 3/4 -- Rejoice & Shout is the most definitive and uplifting film ever made about gospel music. And that's the gospel truth. Full Review
National Newspaper Publishers Association
Nov 8, 2016
Rating: 2/4 -- Not enough rejoicing, too much shouting.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Jul 15, 2011

Product Description:

It's all but impossible to discuss African-American culture or America's musical heritage without talking about gospel music. Just as the church was an integral part of the African-American community from the time slaves were first brought to the colonies, music played a crucial role in their spiritual experience from the beginning, and as various forms of African and rural music coalesced into gospel, gospel in turn became the foundation that later spawned jazz, blues, soul, and even rap. Gospel music also became the stepping stone into the spotlight for many of music's most influential artists, who in turn helped bring new ideas into the gospel sound, keeping it fresh and innovative. Filmmaker Don McGlynn, who specializes in documentaries about American music, chronicles the history of African-American gospel music in the film REJOICE & SHOUT, which reveals the true story of this powerful and influential musical form and the people who helped to make it great. REJOICE & SHOUT received its world premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 26,763
  • UPC: 876964001458
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