Amazing Grace – Aretha Franklin


In January 1972, the great Aretha Franklin performed a two-day gospel concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. A recording that would become her best-selling album, “Amazing Grace.” The sessions were filmed by a film crew led by director Sydney Pollack, but the footage ended up in a vault and has been one of the lost film treasures of the 20th-century for four decades. Before Pollack’s death in 2008, the director expressed his desire to see the film completed, and producer Alan Elliott approached him with a team of passionate people about the project.

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