Grammy-winning gospel artist Russ Taff opens up about his alcoholism and redemption in the documentary "Russ Taff: I Still Believe," which will be in select U.S. cinemas for one night only, on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. local time in most cities. Fathom Events is presenting the screening, which will be followed by a video of Taff performing with longtime friend Steven Curtis Chapman.
Directed by Rick Altizer, "Russ Taff: I Still Believe" examines Taff's career, as well as the "childhood trauma he suffered at the hands of an alcoholic father and abusive mother," according to an announcement about the movie.
Taff commented in a statement. “I'm a believer in looking ahead, not behind, but sometimes only time and distance can bring everything into perspective.” He was the lead singer of The Imperials before releasing his first solo album in 1982. Taff was also a member of the Gaither Vocal Band, which is doing two reunion shows on October 19-20 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. The reunion will feature the band's current lineup, along with Taff and other former members Mark Lowry, Gary McSpadden, Larnelle Harris, David Phelps, Jim Murray, Guy Penrod, Jon Mohr, Michael English, Buddy Mullins, Lee Young and Marshall Hall.
Although Taff hasn't released a new album since 2011's Faroe Islands, he still tours on a regular basis. His next run of tour dates begin Sept. 23 in Smyrna, Tennessee, and continue through Oct. 14 in Columbiana, Ohio.