The first trailer has been released for Alan Berg’s “The Jones Family Will Make A Way,” which follows a surprising collaboration between a religious, musical family and an atheist critic.
The documentary film follows a rural, Pentecostal preacher, Bishop Fred Jones, whose family has performed on the southern gospel circuit for years, largely unseen by those outside the faith. Despite objections from many within his congregation, the Bishop decides to take his family’s musical ministry outside the church.
The film appears to be another story of an unlikely alliance, this time between a gospel-singing family and a jaded, atheistic rock critic. While this seems almost unthinkable, the critic notes, “You guys are the perfect gospel group for atheists.”
“The Jones Family Will Make A Way” will screen at SXSW and make its world premiere at the Paramount Theatre on March 18. Watch the trailer below: