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FILM: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace (2019)      August 21, 2pm

American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin records her gospel album Amazing Grace live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972. She is accompanied by the Southern California Community Choir, directed by Alexander Hamilton, as Franklin sings from the church's lectern. James Cleveland appears as a featured singer and a piano accompanist. “Featuring Aretha Franklin at the height of her powers, it is one of the greatest concert documentaries ever made.” Christian Science Monitor, Peter Rainer  Stars: Aretha Franklin, Reverend James Cleveland     G, 1h 30 min, Documentary, Music