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Amazing Grace

Dir: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack
Cast: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin
89mins   2019   US   U   English    F-Rated

In 1971, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, brought producer Jerry Wexler, her backup singers, and the legendary Atlantic Records rhythm section to The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles to record an album of gospel music before an enthusiastic live audience, capturing an extraordinary look at a key moment in American musical and social history, and an invaluable record of one of America’s greatest artists doing what she did best.

'You get both the most lovely gaze a professional camera's ever laid upon Aretha Franklin and some of the mightiest singing she's ever laid on you' - Wesley Morris, New York Times