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SATURDAY NIGHT, SUNDAY MORNING: THE TRAVELS OF GATEMOUTH MOORE
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70 minutes, 1992
Producer/Director: Louis Guida
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Saturday Night, Sunday Morning explores the links and tensions between the sacred and the secular in African American music through the remarkable odyssey of A.D. "Gatemouth" Moore from popular blues singer to gospel preacher.

Gatemouth Moore, irrepressible at 78, revisits his legendary career from the vaudeville circuit with Ma Rainey, to the Beale Street scene of the '30s and national recognition as a recording star, towhees evangelical conversion and gospel preaching in the sanctified churches of the Mississippi Delta. Blues great B.B. King, gospel singer Rev. Al Green and NAACP leader Dr. Benjamin Hooks discussion both Saturday night and Sunday morning have helped black people survive years of oppression.
CRITICAL COMMENT
"A wonderful documentary... 'Gatemouth' Moore is a warm and thundering presence."
Los Angeles Times
"Captures the vitality of African American culture...Imparts the complete transformation of a man."
Variety

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