“Stay Prayed Up” documentary screening with special guest Angela Kent | Tuesday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. | Free admission
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This fast-paced, foot-thumping documentary follows Lena Mae Perry and The Branchettes as they prepare to record their first, fully live album, a hallmark in the canon of Black gospel groups. Health concerns with long-time, long-fingered pianist Wilbur Tharpe underscore the importance of “capturing the spirit” for producer Phil Cook, a white Wisconsin-born gospel enthusiast and musical polyglot half of Perry’s age. Through shared prayer, laughter, hardships and praise, this “church gospel noisy crew” demonstrates that music, like faith, ain’t nothing without some fire inside.
Fogartyville is a screening partner of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, which connects U.S.-based documentary filmmakers with communities throughout the South for screenings and conversations around important stories and the art of filmmaking.
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