Thursday 20 June 2019
Thursday 20 June 2019 at 2.30pm (Subtitled) and 7.00pm.
Presented in association with Rhythm & Views Film Festival
In January 1972, Aretha Franklin appeared at the New Bethel Baptist Church to record two performances for a live album of gospel songs with an accompanying documentary. The film, for a number of reasons, was never released…until now. Amazing Grace invites film and music fans alike to witness the fervour and emotion Aretha channels – true to form – in this uplifting performance piece that certainly proves to be more than worth the wait. Capturing Franklin’s raw brilliance and prodigious power, Amazing Grace is transcendent in every way.
2018 | Dir Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | 89min | USA
Amazing Grace is, without a doubt, one of the finest music documentaries ever – Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian