Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack
Director: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack
Starring: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin
Release Date: Fri 10 May 2019
This never before seen movie featuring Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace. Amazing Grace is crafted from footage originally captured in 1972. Produced and realized by Alan Elliott.
"Even Pollack’s team of camera operators look awestruck as they stalk the stage to record a once-in-a-lifetime event for posterity. The result is a concert film to rank with the best including Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz and Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense.
But even those masterpieces didn’t have the Queen of Soul. And here she is, barely saying a word to the congregation, knowing instinctively that her singing is all that matters when the time comes to worship and to preach. That truly is amazing grace. How sweet the sound" - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone