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Raise the Dead (1998)

About the Film

James Ruterbeck's film about H. Richard Hall, an iternerant Pentecostal preacher from Cleveland, Tennessee. His ministry flourished in the revival craze of the 1950's and he was still visiting small towns across the Appalachian region in the late 1990s, pitching tents, healing the sick and spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ.

"Raise the Dead" is the best and most sensitive documentary on the Appalachian region and Pentecostalism that I have ever seen" -- Harvey Cox, Harvard Divinity School.


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Film Details

  • Film by: James Rutenbeck
  • Produced by: James Rutenbeck
  • Cinematographer: Stephen McCarthy
  • Editor: Robert Todd, James Rutenbeck
  • Other Credits: Original music by Nicholas Cudahy, Production Assistant: Quentin Mostoller
  • Funding: Southern Humanities Media Fund, LEF Foundation, and the Humanities Foundation of West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • Original Format: Film: 16mm
  • © 1998, James Rutenbeck
  • 59mins, Color
  • Categories:
    Healing & MedicineReligionRural Life