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Amazing Grace


Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace


"Amazing Grace" is a 2018 concert film directed by Sydney Pollack and completed by Alan Elliott. The film captures a 1972 live recording of Aretha Franklin's gospel album "Amazing Grace" at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The footage sat unreleased for decades due to technical issues, but it was eventually restored and released as a film in 2018.

The movie is a powerful tribute to Franklin's talent as a singer and performer, and it showcases the deep spiritual roots of gospel music. The performances in the film are electrifying, with Franklin's voice soaring and the choir and band providing a powerful backing. The film also features behind-the-scenes footage of the recording sessions and interviews with some of the musicians involved, providing a fascinating insight into the creative process behind the album.

Overall, "Amazing Grace" is a must-see film for anyone who loves music and wants to experience the power of gospel. The film captures a moment in time when one of the greatest singers of all time was at the height of her powers, and it showcases the profound emotional impact of gospel music. Its release after so many years is a testament to the enduring appeal of Franklin's music and her legacy as one of the most important musicians of the 20th century.

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Zahra Almailady

Zahra Almailady is a wife and mom first but she discovered a passion for cinema and after graduating from UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television she dove into cinematography. Now Zahra writes movie reviews just for fun ad really enjoys it. Zahra loves reading, cooking,  and windsurfing. She lives in New Zealand, with her husband two sons, and four cats.

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