The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel (2019)

Biography, General Film, History, Music

Director: Christine Swanson

Writer(s): Camille Tucker

Starring: Aunjanue Ellis, Raven Goodwin, Christina Bell, Shelea Frazier, Angela Birchett, Kierra ‘Kiki’ Sheard, Michael Xavier, Eugene Clark, Ronnie Rowe, Demore Barnes, Brandon McKnight, Saad Siddiqui, Romaine Waite, Isabelle Aboagye, Simone Miller, Chris Gleason, Kerron Schullere, Aysia C Lee, Danny Waugh, Sharon Riley, Melanye Clarke, Crystal Scott, Shawn Cotterell, Rochelle Harrison, Markus Moses Jackman, Taylor Bryce, Diana St-Jean, Trisha Dennis, Norene Williams, Quisha Wint, Theresa Groce, Grace Gayle, Priscilla Hinewaah, Lois Danquah

Synopsis: The authorized musical of incomparable gospel singers, The Clark Sisters, recounts the story of the highest-selling female gospel group in history and their trailblazing mother, Mattie Moss Clark (Aunjanue Ellis). Credited with bringing Gospel music to the mainstream, the five Clark sisters (Christina Bell as “Twinkie,” Kierra Sheard as “Karen,” Sheléa Frazier as “Dorinda,” Raven Goodwin as “Denise,” Angela Birchett as “Jacky”) overcame humble beginnings in Detroit, enduring abuse, loss, rejection, betrayal, and sibling rivalries to achieve international fame as icons of the Gospel music industry.

Release Date: April 11, 2020 (USA) | Length: 105 min | Genre: Biography, History, Music | MPAA Rating: TV-PG

Note: Produced by Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige And Missy Elliott. I saw the original announcement on S&A. The film is suppose to be a Lifetime Original. The title was changed from “You Brought The Sunshine: The Story of the Clark Sisters” to “The Clark Sisters: The First Ladies of Gospel”. I wasn’t able to identify some of the choir singers.