Amazing Grace | IFI@Belltable

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Updated: May 13th, 2019

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IFI@Belltable presents

Amazing Grace 

Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack | 88 Mins | USA | 2018 | Digital 


Belltable | Mon, 10th June | 8pm | €8

In 1972, at the height of her popularity, Aretha Franklin chose to revisit gospel, the music of her youth. The resulting album, Amazing Grace, recorded with a live band and a choir over two days in the New Temple Missionary Baptist church in Los Angeles, was one of the singer’s biggest hits and remains the best-selling gospel album of all time. A documentary record of the session was filmed under the auspices of director Sydney Pollack, who had just released They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? and Jeremiah Johnson. However, a recording glitch rendered his footage useless. Franklin’s recent death has permitted the revelatory film, digitally restored by Alan Elliott in 2007, to be released.

Eschewing the tropes of a documentary, Amazing Grace is a raw testament to a remarkable talent.

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