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In the Rapture
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IU Afro-American Arts Institute
[motion picture] Documents a traditional black church musical drama portraying man's struggle to resist the temptations of Satan and follow Jesus.  Focuses on the main characters of Jesus, Satan, the Narrator, and Everyman as they are joined by the Heavenly Choir, two angels, and ten soloists in the congregation. Centers on Satan's efforts to persuade Everyman and members of the congregation to follow him.  Songs sung and dramatized include  Amazing Grace, Sit on the Banks of the Jordan, His Eye Is on the Sparrow, These Old Heavy Burdens,  and  Trying To Get Ready To Try on My Long White Robe.  A Discussion film,  The Rapture Family,  also available.
IUL Moving Image Archive
IUL Moving Image Archive