In 1972, filmmaker Sydney Pollack and crew filmed Aretha Franklin’s gospel performances at the New Bethel Baptist Church in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles. This new concert film features never-before-seen footage of the live recordings that became Franklin’s iconic, best-selling album Amazing Grace. 

“How sweet the sound, indeed.” —Los Angeles Times

“It will make you feel as if you’ve seen the face of God.” —Rolling Stone

“Glorious . . . Don’t bother with tissues. Bring a towel.” —New York Times

“A transcendent, spine-tingling, uplifting, utterly joyous experience.” —NPR

• How Amazing Grace was born, buried, and resurrected

• Aretha Franklin’s live album Amazing Grace made gospel history

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Director
Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack
Released
2018
Country
USA
Running Time
87 minutes
Format
Digital, Color
Website
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=ypHZbtqSU48