In January 1972, Aretha Franklin made her legendary album Amazing Grace with the Southern California Community Choir and Reverend James Cleveland in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. Recorded in two days, this live album was to become the most successful gospel record of all time. Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack’s Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans.
Film Details: USA 2018 87mins Cert: G
“This is a film that revels in a titanic talent, and the details that an audio recording can never pick up. The close-ups are wonderfully intimate.” - Ed Potton, The Times
“Surely the new gold standard of filmed music concerts?” - Little White Lies
Published on 15 January 2020