How They Got Over
Director: Robert Clem
Genres: Documentary, Music, African-American Experience
Distributor: First Run Features
How They Got Over tells the story of how Black gospel quartet music became a primary source of what would be known as rock and roll, and in the process helped to break down racial walls in mid-twentieth century America.
"Revealing and inspiring...an invaluable documentary which combines historical scholarship with thrilling glimpses of gospel singers." -Robert Hilburn, Los Angeles Times