Ephesus


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Sunday night service at the Ephesian Church of God in Christ, Berkeley, California, where Elder Cleveland unwinds a roof-shaking, soul-quaking "Praise-God" sermon and Brother Hawkins and the choir (before they were the Edwin Hawkins Singers) lay down their nonstop gospel-rock holy-soul sound, with twin Hammond organs and a lot of help from everyone else, clapping, testifying and speaking in tongues in one last Sunday night delirium in America we may never see again. The church was torn down the following week.

Awards: Harold Zellerbach Award, SF Int'l Film Festival; First Prize, Foothill College Independent Film Makers' Festival.

Exhibition: Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, New York City; Popoli Ethnological Film Festival, Italy; Chicago International Film Festival; Tours International Film Festival, France; Melbourne Film Festival, Australia; New York International Film Festival.

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