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How They Got Over

How They Got Over

Featuring rare interviews with the genre’s pioneers, this documentary traces the origins of African-American gospel quartets on the chittlin’ circuit in the 1930s and 40s creating a sound that foreshadowed rhythm and blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll.

OFFICIAL SELECTIONInternational Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

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DirectorRobert Clem
CastJohn Anantua, Otis Clay, Clarence Fountain
2017 | 87 min
15+ (exemption)