In Theaters Tue, Oct 30
I Still Believe
This gripping documentary from Fuseic Entertainment chronicles the multi-GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning star’s unparalleled musical journey and behind-the-scenes battle with alcoholism. Acclaimed director Rick Altizer (Chonda Pierce: Laughing in the Dark) traces Taff’s iconic four-decade career, as well as the childhood trauma he suffered at the hands of an alcoholic father and abusive mother.
Unable to overcome this shame for many years, Taff himself turned to alcohol, distancing his family, threatening his career and jeopardizing his life. “I Still Believe” also shines an important spotlight on Taff’s wife of 42 years, Tori. Her tough love, fervent prayers and unfailing devotion helped her husband find freedom from his past through God’s mercy. The film includes appearances from such legendary artists and entertainers as Amy Grant, MercyMe’s Bart Millard, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys’ Michael Tait, Bill Gaither, and comedians Mark Lowry and Chonda Pierce.
Run Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Hailed by Billboard as “the single most electrifying voice in Christian music,” Russ Taff has earned six GRAMMYs and 18 Dove Awards. A former member of The Imperials and the Gaither Vocal Band, Taff’s solo career featured the classic singles “We Will Stand” and “I’m Not Alone.”
An acclaimed author, speaker and GRAMMY®-nominated songwriter, Tori Taff has co-penned many of her husband’s most beloved songs. Married to Russ for 42 years, the couple have two daughters, Madi Rose and Charlotte.
Russ’s voice sounds like nobody else, and a true artist to me is somebody who has stepped into their absolute uniqueness in how they express themselves. How they sound, how they communicate. To me, Russ has an explosive voice.Amy Grant
There’s just nobody like Russ Taff, and the way he sings and the soul and everything he has, it’s like it just resonated with me in a huge, huge way.Bart Millard
We have a Vocal Band reunion from time to time, he’s always the first one there. And every time we do the Russ tunes, everybody always smiles and says, “Man, I miss that."Bill Gaither
Russ is still learning. He’s still growing. And we’ll evolve until we dissolve, and then we go on to eternity from there out. But knowing Russ, for all the years I’ve known him, has been a pure joy…Michael Tait