Amazing Grace

Director: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack

2018, 87 minutes, Digital, G

CC
4/28/2019 3:30PM – OC

Cast: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin

Distributor: NEON

A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin’s album “Amazing Grace” at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles on January 1972.

“How appropriate that “Amazing Grace” is arriving in theaters just in time for Easter. It’s an act of cinematic resurrection if ever there was one. You might even call it a miracle.” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

“In Amazing Grace, Franklin’s vocals are pristine and elastic, her control of her instrument absolute.” – Moira Macdonald, The Seattle Times

Amazing Grace, featuring Aretha Franklin at the height of her powers, is one of the greatest concert documentaries ever made. It reaches so far into transcendence that watching it becomes an almost ecstatic experience.” – Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“The voice of Aretha Franklin is touched by God. And the glory is all there in this landmark concert film of her 1972 gospel shows, long delayed by technical problems. They say good things are worth waiting for. This shining light of a film proves it.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


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