Select Star Members will receive presale access on Wednesdays starting 12/14. Learn more about becoming a member or increasing your membership level.
Spiritual Helpline presents
Stay Prayed Up
With special guest performance by The Branchettes
Hometown premiere, Q&A and post-screening performance
SAFETY COMMITMENT: Your safety is our top priority. The Carolina Theatre of Durham has upgraded our HVAC systems and filtration to provide the safest air possible and increased our cleaning to GBAC Star-certified COVID standards. Masks are recommended to be worn while inside the theater but are no longer required. Please note, entry requirements are subject to change. Learn more.
Come celebrate the mighty spirit of Lena Mae Perry and her church gospel noisy crew with a special hometown premiere of this award-winning, soul-lifting documentary film experience. Perry is the steadfast bandleader of The Branchettes, a legendary North Carolina gospel group that has packed churches throughout the South and as far away as Ireland over the past 50 years. The film, which enjoyed a raucous world premiere at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival, presents an expansive vision of spirituality and the power of creative community as Perry, 83, records her first live concert album with Phil Cook, a white Wisconsin-born gospel enthusiast and musical polyglot half her age. Bring your mothers and your grandmothers out to this sacred Mother’s Day gathering as we rejoice in community and give our matriarchs the flowers they deserve with a special post-screening performance by The Branchettes.
4:00pm – 5:30pm – Show Start | Invocation + Film Screening
5:30pm – 6:15pm – Q&A + Performance
6:15pm – 8:00pm – Meet & Greet