In 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, recorded an album of gospel music at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The result, "Amazing Grace", went on to become one of the biggest albums of Aretha Franklin's career and one of her most beloved works. Music lovers won't want to miss this thrilling film, which is both an extraordinary look at a key moment in American cultural history, and an invaluable record of one of the world's greatest artists doing what she did best.
Vital viewing for gospel and soul lovers - also time travellers that would love to revisit the early 1970s - just to see the fashions and what regular folk were wearing and saying back then. The body of Amazing Grace is an belated assembly of material from a live recording of a gospel concert from January 1972 in Watts. It's dynamic... > An utterly immersive experience which is as close as you can get to hitching a ride in the time machine. The camera affords you a front row seat to an awe-inspiring performance - there's more than one moment that gave me goosebumps. Another brought a tear to my eye. A thing of beauty and at a slender 80 minutes you can make time for one of the best films of 2019. Albeit one that turned up 47 years late. Better late than never at all.