<![CDATA][Joyful Noise (DVD) Music and film superstars Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah duet in this gospel choir dramedy about an unlikely partnership between two strong-minded women who are forced to work together to save a small town gospel choir after budget cuts threaten to shut them down. Latifah plays the no-nonsense mom put in charge of the choir while Parton plays the choir director’s widow. With a strong musical component, this inspirational film, also starring Kris Kristofferson and Courtney B. Vance, is written and directed by Todd Graff (Bandslam) and produced by the Oscar®-nominated team behind The Blind Side. ]>
“This is an All American feel good movie. Where love has no color and people help one another. This is what makes America as wonderful as she is.” RitaAnn~
14-year old Gertie (Victoria Elizabeth Staley) is singlehandedly raising her little sister, Izzie (Kyla Kenedy). Orphaned after their mother’s death, the two girls are secretly living on their own, attempting to stay under the radar so they can remain together. Meanwhile Gertie’s new teacher, Mrs. Freeman (Vanessa Williams), and her husband (Rockmond Dunbar) struggle with their inability to have a child. Both Gertie and Mrs. Freeman have fallen from faith, but can these two “broken” families find renewed devotion by coming together? Gifted with an inspired cast and an uplifting message, RAISING IZZIE will touch your heart with the healing power of faith and family!