NYC PREMIERE Lena Mae “Mother” Perry, the backbone of her community, cooks for crowds, tends to the needy, and boy, can she sing! After 50 years leading the dynamic, down-home gospel group The Branchettes, the octogenarian powerhouse, armed with her unwavering faith, shows no signs of slowing down. Taking us inside her loving community while following the recording of the group’s first album, this film is bursting with warmth, joy, and soul-stirring gospel music. – Karen McMullen
The November 14th screening will be followed by a performance by film subjects Sister Lena Mae Perry and The Branchettes and the November 15th screening will be followed by a Q&A with Directors D.L. Anderson and Matt Durning.