WHO’S IN IT?
(as themselves) Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward, Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollack, Charlie Watts
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Alan Elliott (film debut), director, producer; Sydney Pollack (Tootsie), director; Joe Boyd (film debut), Rob Johnson (film debut), Chiemi Karasawa (Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction), Sabrina V. Owens (film debut), Angie Seegers (Sold), Tirrell D. Whittley (Copwatch) and Joseph Woolf (film debut), producers; Jeff Buchanan (Her), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In 1972, acclaimed soul singer Aretha Franklin recorded her legendary album Amazing Grace at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles – this film documents the making of the album, in all its glory…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Not only is this film a blindingly fantastic capturing of an essential moment of the late Aretha Franklin’s life, but this documentary has been on the shelves for nearly fifty years due to several lawsuits from the singer, and as a result hasn’t ever been seen – until now.