For 30 years, Bishop Fred Jones and his family have performed on the southern gospel circuit, largely unseen by those outside the Pentecostal faith. When the Bishop, despite objections from many within his faith, decided to take his family’s musical ministry outside the church, he unexpectedly connected with the oddest of allies – a jaded, atheistic rock critic, who also happened to be a gospel historian. To Michael Corcoran, the Jones Family Singers represent a living link to a style of gospel he thought had disappeared. These most unlikely of friends bonded through perhaps their one shared trait -- a deeply rooted rebelliousness.
Director Alan Berg will be in attendance.
Presented as part of Thin Line, a film, music, and photography festival held over 5 days in Denton, Texas. The 9th annual festival is February 17-21, 2016. For five days, Thin Line will deliver an engaging program of high quality documentary films, world-class music, and a diverse selection of photography.