Amazing Grace

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Videos & Photos

  • Official Trailer
  • Trailer 1

Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.

Cast

  • Southern California Community Choir

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • Filmed in 2 days at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles on Jan. 13 and 14, 1972, with a crew of film and sound engineers and five 16mm cameras, all directed by Sydney Pollack.
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Quotes

    • Rev. Cleveland: We'd like to thank you for coming tonight to the first religious recording session of the Lady Soul, Miss Aretha Franklin. And we want you tonight to be a part of this session. We want you to, you know, let the folks know you're here. There are many of you who have never had the opportunity to hear Aretha sing gospel. You're in tonight for a great thrill. She can sing anything.
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Atom User Reviews

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Verified Review
#verygood

kind of hard to find due to construction. great experience

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Clarence L
Verified Review
#inspiring
#great

a concert film, so be ready to just listen to beautiful music

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Maureen M

Metacritic

70
Apr 4, 2019

There’s something for everyone in Amazing Grace. I would definitely recommend checking this out if you’re a fan of concert docs, or of the queen of soul. Even if you’re none of those things, it’s an interesting historical document, so give it a go!

Metacritic review by Lorry Kikta
Lorry Kikta
Film Threat
90
Nov 13, 2018

It’s raw religion, and it’s a treasure.

David D'Arcy
Screen Daily
70
Nov 13, 2018

Amazing Grace will not enter the pantheon of concert films — it's somewhat shapeless as a movie, and gives little sense of emotional insight into the performer. But it does contain moments of bliss: As astonishing as the sound of Franklin's singing in 1972 remains, watching her do it is even better.

Metacritic review by John DeFore
John DeFore
The Hollywood Reporter