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.

This film contains the following accessibility options for viewers:
Closed Captioning for in-person screenings at IFC Center and Cinepolis Chelsea

All in-person screening venues provide hearing impaired listening devices upon request with venue management.

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Director: D.L. Anderson, Matt Durning
Executive Producer: Pamela & George Hamel, Kim & Fielding Miller
Producer: Lena C. Williams (producer), Phil Cook (producer), D.L. Anderson (producer), Matt Durning (producer), Mikel Barton (producer), Leslie Raymond (producer), Shirlette Ammons (impact producer)
Cinematographer: D.L. Anderson, Matt Durning
Editor: D.L. Anderson, Matt Durning
Music: The Branchettes, Phil Cook
Language: English
Country: USA
Year: 2021
Publicist: Susan Norget