AMAZING GRACE

 AMAZING GRACE
Tuesday 9 July 2019 at 11.00am.

Aretha Franklin, Reverend James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin

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

Monthly 11.00 am Babes in Arms screening
Bringing a baby is not compulsory, but we cannot guarantee a quiet auditorium! Lights will not be fully dimmed, sound will be lower than usual and people may need to move around. When available, subtitles will be shown. The babes in arms may be up to one year old.

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Ticket Prices:
£7.50 (Standard), £6.00 (Concessions), £5.00 (25 and under).

AMAZING GRACE

 AMAZING GRACE
Wednesday 3 July 2019 at 7.30pm.

Aretha Franklin, Reverend James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin

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

Extra screening presented with thanks to the Rhythm & Views Film Festival.

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Ticket Prices:
£7.50 (Standard), £6.00 (Concessions), £5.00 (25 and under).

Teddy Pendergrass

TEDDY PENDERGRASS – IF YOU DON’T KNOW ME
Saturday 22 June 2019 at 7.00pm. Presented by Rhythm & Views Film Festival

‘If You Don’t Know Me’ is the untold and ultimately inspiring story of legendary soul singer Teddy Pendergrass, the man who was poised to become the biggest R&B artist of all time until the tragic accident that changed his life.
Teddy became the first solo male African American artist to record five consecutive platinum albums in the US, but his career was struck by tragedy in 1982 when a car accident left him paralysed at the age of just 31. He later made a triumphant comeback in front of a global audience of 1.9 billion at Live Aid.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the Director.

2018 | Dir Olivia Lichtenstein | 106min | UK

Many think of Pendergrass, born 1950 in Philadelphia, as an artist cut down in his prime by a 1982 auto accident. But if that’s all you remember about him, says filmmaker Olivia Lichtenstein, you’re missing the full measure of his inspiring story of persistence, never more evident than in the final years of his life, when he nearly succumbed to depression after the accident that paralyzed him but rallied to regain his voice and his spirit.
Local news coverage about his death in 2010 is here.

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Ticket Prices: £6.48 + £1.02 fee for “Early Birds”. This event is hosted by R&V Film Festival and The David Lean Cinema are not handling sales.

AMAZING GRACE

 AMAZING GRACE
Thursday 20 June 2019 at 2.30pm and 7.00pm.
Presented in association with Rhythm & Views Film Festival

Aretha Franklin, Reverend James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin

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

In association with Rhythm & Views Film Festival. Love films, enjoy music? Then, rock & come in!

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Ticket Prices:
£7.50 (Standard), £6.00 (Concessions), £5.00 (25 and under).