Powerhouse for God: Film Facts
1989, Film: 16mm
57 minutes, Color
Description: Powerhouse for God is a portrait of an old-fashioned Baptist preacher John Sherfy, his family, and their church in Virginia's northern Blue Ridge Mountains. Audiences who were born and raised among old-time southern Baptists say this film captures the fierce preaching, determined singing, autobiographical witnessing, and stern doctrine that characterizes these religious communities.
Copyright: 1989, Barry Dornfeld, Tom Rankin, Jeff Titon
Filmmaker(s): Barry Dornfeld, Tom Rankin, Jeff Titon
Produced by: Barry Dornfeld, Tom Rankin, Jeff Titon
Cinematography: Tom Rankin, Barry Dornfeld
Editing: Barry Dornfeld
Sound: Jeff Titon
Acknowledgements: Assistant Camera, Steve Rowland; Production Assistants, Ruthie Ervin, Therese Smith; Narration, Jeff Titon. Consultants: Tom Davenport, Steven Feld, Carl Fleischhauer, J. Roerick Moore, Bill O'Meara, Dan Patterson, Vaughan Webb, Maryanne Wolf.
Funding: Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. Additional support from the American Folklife Center, Brown University, Tufts University.
Distribution: Documentary Educational Resources
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