Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 27min
  • Directed by: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack
  • UK release: 10 May 2019

Documentary about Aretha Franklin’s 1972 concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, shot at the time by Sydney Pollack and realised by Alan Elliott. Digital technology has at last made it possible to sync the sound recording with the footage: revel in Aretha at the height of her power, with an exuberant choir, an engaged congregation and celebrity guests Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts.

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Amazing Grace

6 May 20194 stars

Aretha Franklin makes musical history in footage capturing the recording of her landmark album

To hear Aretha Franklin's voice soaring when she was at the height of her power is an extremely emotional experience in this wonderful find: an assembly of documentary footage shot by Sydney Pollack in 1972 and 'realised' by Alan Elliott. Aretha, then…

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