2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

The Jones Family Will Make a Way

Friday, March 20
11:00AM - 12:24PM

Satellite Venue: Marchesa
6226 Middle Fiskville Road


For 30 years, Bishop Fred Jones and his family have performed on the southern gospel circuit, largely unseen by those outside the Pentecostal faith. When the Bishop, despite objections from many within his faith, decided to take his family’s musical ministry outside the church, he unexpectedly connected with the oddest of allies – a jaded, atheistic rock critic, who also happened to be a gospel historian. To Michael Corcoran, the Jones Family Singers represent a living link to a style of gospel he thought had disappeared. These most unlikely of friends bonded through perhaps their one shared trait -- a deeply rooted rebelliousness.

Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 84min

Director: Alan Berg

Executive Producer: Kristin Johansen-Berg, Craig Parks, Erik Horn, Yuta Yamaguchi

Producer: Andrew Logan, Jason Wehling

Screenwriter: Alan Berg, Lauren Sanders, Jason Wehling

Cinematographer: Kyle Cockayne, Paul Rios, Jr., Yuta Yamaguchi

Editor: Alan Berg, Lauren Sanders

Sound Designer: Eric Friend

Music: Curtis Heath

Additional Credits: Colorist: Joe Malina, Motion Graphics: Anastasiya Bulavkina

Principal Cast: Fred Jones, Michael Corcoran, Alexis Jones, Kenneth Freeman


An award-winning documentary filmmaker and native Texan, Alan co-founded Arts+Labor in 2004. His films have screened at SXSW and Los Angeles Film Festival, and he’s had two documentaries nationally distributed by PBS. He has won more than twenty state and national awards for his reporting and worked on the PBS Best Practices in Journalism project.

Public Film Contact
Andrew Logan

Publicity Contact
Brandy Fons



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