In 1972, at the height of her musical powers, Aretha Franklin recorded the album, Amazing Grace, at Reverend James Cleveland’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. She was accompanied by the Southern California Community Choir in front of a lively audience/congregation. The record became the best-selling gospel album of all time. The recording was filmed for a documentary, but it has never been released – until now! Forty-seven years later, the film is a testimony to the greatness of Aretha Franklin and a time machine window into a moment in American musical and social history.
The 87-minute film is rated ‘G’.
See the film that critics are calling:
“One of the great concert documentaries ever made.” – Christian Science Monitor
“A priceless gift to music fans.” – Newsday
“As uplifting a film as you will see all year.” – Independent
“A transcendent joy.” – The Guardian
After 4 pm on the day of the screening, tickets will only be available from the Speciality Cinema box office.