The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: Great Britain/USA
Run Time: 94 minutes
A sexy rhythm and blues superstar who sold 30 million records between 1971 and 1973, Al Green underwent a religious experience that led him to abandon his pop career for gospel music and Pentecostal preaching. Through a soul-barring interview, GOSPEL ACCORDING TO AL GREEN explores the charismatic singer's early career, chaotic, pivotal events of his private life and his joyous spiritual conversion. Even more stirring are Green's songs, including "Let's Stay Together," and the almost frighteningly intense performance of a 40 minute sermon, sung nonstop in an ecstatic celebration of the water-into-wine miracle. Robert Mugge's remarkable portrait of the Grammy-winning artist is both intriguing and foot-stomping satisfying for music lovers.
Robert Mugge will be in attendance.
Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Ken Tucker
Los Angeles, Toronto Film Festivals