Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Cornell Dupree
Director: Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott
Running Time: 87 minutes
Certificate: U - no material likely to offend or harm
PARENT AND BABY SCREENING FOR CHILDREN UNDER ONE YEAR OLD ONLY. NO BABY? NO ENTRY.
LIGHT AND SOUND LEVELS ARE OPTIMISED FOR THE BENEFIT OF PARENT AND BABY AND, WHERE POSSIBLE, THE FILM WILL BE SCREENED WITH SUBTITLES.
"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
"I felt wrung out at the end of this film. How incredible must it have been for those who were there in person."
- Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
"Surely the new gold standard of filmed music concerts?"
- David Jenkins, Little White Lies
"This is a film that revels in a titanic talent, and the details that an audio recording can never pick up. The close-ups are wonderfully intimate."
- Ed Potton, Times
- David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Amazing Grace is as uplifting a film as you will see all year."
- Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"Glimpsed away from the mic, she sweeps past the camera with a Mona Lisa smile and no small talk. Between songs she again smiles and says nothing, that silence a story, her choice to be simply a vessel, not a star."
- Danny Leigh, Financial Times
Concert footage from 1972 of Aretha Franklin performing songs from the best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles.
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