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 live performance from Shalom Chorale (BBC Gospel Choir of the Year 2018) and special guests.
In 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, brought producer Jerry Wexler, her backup singers, and the legendary Atlantic Records rhythm section to The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts 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 even as the album gained fans around the world, few realized that the inspirational sessions had not only been recorded, they had been filmed by a camera crew led by Oscar winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack. However, due to technical problems, the film has never been seen. Until now.
No one who loves music will want to miss this thrilling film, which is both a revealing look at a key moment in American musical and social history, and an invaluable record of one of America's greatest artists doing what she did best.
AMAZING GRACE will be released in UK cinemas on May 10.
Booking period: 8 May 2019
Running time: TBC
Age restrictions TBC
Venue: Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London N1 2UN