Meet LaQuint Weaver, Founder and
Let’s Have Some Church Detroit Style, produced and directed by Detroit native Andrew Sacks, is the product of four years of work with The Hallelujah Singers, and its director, Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver.
Director Sacks explained his motivation in making the film:
“In print and on the air, my birth place has been described as a desolate, dark, and dangerous place. I wanted to shine a light on a part of the Detroit story that is seldom told. We see in this film that in a city recovering from bankruptcy, the singers and musicians in the choir count their community, their faith, and their music as part of their wealth”
Tales of the personal challenges of half a dozen singers are offset with plenty of joyous gospel music filmed in churches, studios, and even living room in the city.
The film premiered in 2015 at the Detroit Free Press Film festival, where it won the audience choice award. The show won a Michigan regional Emmy in June 2016 for cultural documentary film production.
On Friday Oct. 7, at 8 PM, the film will have its national television premiere on Maryland Public Television. NETA will distribute the film to all its subscribers with a feed on Nov. 12, at 1400-1500 eastern time.