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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Gloria Gaynor's Journey of Hope and Faith Hits Theaters Next Week

The committed Christian and one-time disco star shares the peaks and valleys of her life and career in a special engagement documentary.

Gloria Gaynor appears in a screenshot of a scene from her forthcoming documentary, "Gloria Gaynor:  I will Survive"
Gloria Gaynor appears in a screenshot from the trailer for her forthcoming documentary. Image: "Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive"/from YouTube.

Best-known for her 1978 number-one hit song I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor is now ready to give fans a look at her own personal survival story, one rooted in the faithfulness of God. The Newark, New Jersey native will share the details of her life in a one-hour and 39-minute production entitled Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive.

The documentary features archival concert footage from her early days in the business and contemporary moments as well, including her work on a gospel album entitled Testimony that helped her win a Grammy Award back in 2020. Gaynor - now 80 years old - also reflects on her career and walk of faith in multiple interview segments throughout the production.

Though she was among the top acts of the disco scene in the late 1970s and early 1980s, her life was far from perfect, as she struggled with drug use, serious health challenges and loneliness. The singer, who states in a devotional that accompanies this film that she became serious about her walk with God in 1982, hopes the details of her story can help others.

"I really want to inspire people with the faith that has brought me through all of the difficult times."

Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive will play in theaters for one night only - Tuesday, February 13th - and you can purchase tickets to a venue near you via this link to the website of distributor Fathom Events. In the meantime, the trailer below will give a better sense for what you can expect.


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