Hoover Street Revival

Movies, Documentary
At once fascinating and frustrating, Fiennes' digitally shot documentary look at South LA's Greater Bethany Church impresses for the scenes of the wonderful gospel choir in full voice, and for the charismatic 'Bishop' Noel Jones spouting his enormously popular, influential and nonsensical gobbledegook. Also of interest are the glimpses of the business Jones has built up around him, and the testimonies of those who claim he saved them from sin. But there are slightly too many choir scenes. Also, it'd be nice to have more analysis, and proper access to Jones, whom we almost never see away from the pulpit.

By: GA

Release details

Cast and crew

Director: Sophie Fiennes
Cast: Patrick Bolton
Stan Lewis
John Hayes
Chris Johnson
Masa Kohama
Levern Greenwood
Alvin Jones
Jonathan T Grier
Marvinetta Clay
Carolyn Johnson-White
Alonzo Atkins
Sherry Breaux
Bishop Noel Jones