Winner of the DOC NYC Audience Award, The Reverend, is an intimate portrait of the spiritual and personal life of New York based gospel-rock icon and activist, Reverend Vince Anderson. Now it’s on its way to The Criterion Channel.
The Reverend follows New York gospel-rock icon and activist Reverend Vince Anderson. After coming to New York in the ’90s to enter seminary, Vince dropped out to follow his second calling – music. With his band The Love Choir, he has played a now-legendary weekly show for over twenty years. Reconnecting with his faith and using his intense soulful music, he began to preach a type of spirituality that is open to all, meets people where they are, and moves everyone that sees him perform. Deeply involved in social justice, Reverend Vince also works with other progressive faith leaders in New York and around the country to build inclusive communities.
Featuring Questlove, members of TV On The Radio, and an ensemble of eccentric musicians The Reverend is a rocking concert film as well as an intimate portrait of Reverend Vince’s inspiring personal and spiritual life.
The Reverend is directed and produced by Nick Canfield. Co-Produced by Nicholas Daniele and Paul Lovelace. Cinematography by Nick Canfield, David Usui, and Nelson Walker III. Edited by Paul Lovelace. Original Music by The Love Choir. An Observant Films production.