Preview Screening with Shalom Chorale Gospel Choir & Special Guests
Wednesday 8th May – Union Chapel, London
AMAZING GRACE, the never-before-seen concert film that captures the intimate recording of Aretha Franklin’s iconic album, will be showing at the Union Chapel in London for an exclusive preview screening including a live performance from Shalom Chorale (BBC Gospel Choir of the Year 2018) and very special guests.
In 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, travelled to Los Angeles to record an album of gospel music before an enthusiastic live audience. The result, ‘Amazing Grace’, went on to become the top-selling gospel record of all time, the biggest album of Aretha Franklin’s career, and one of her most beloved works. But few people realised that the inspirational sessions had not only been recorded, they had been filmed by Oscar winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack. However, due to technical problems, the film has never been seen. Until now.
‘One of the great music films’ – The New York Times
‘Aretha Franklin’s performance is electrifying’ – Los Angeles Times
‘Pure, soaring joy’ – James King, BBC Radio 2
‘A transcendent, spine-tingling, uplifting, utterly joyous experience’ – NPR
AMAZING GRACE will screen at the Union Chapel on May 8 with live performances and special guests. The film will be released in UK cinemas on May 10.