Motion Arts Pro - Around the Net | Screening Room: Mimes for Jesus

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: April 19, 2017, 6:26 a.m.

In her short documentary Gospel Mime, New York-based writer and director Whitney Mallet looks at a trend bringing new life to African-American churches across America. “Making this film, I paid witness to an ecstatic mode of worship that enraptured and revitalized both performers and audiences. I aspired to create a document that captures the sublime beauty of the devotion that I saw,” Mallet says at Nowness. “I have a background in dance and an interest in the intersections of performance art and religious practices, believing that performance, even in a secular context, is often driven by a desire to connect with and celebrate something larger than one’s self.”