Amazing Grace 88 mins

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"Spine-tingling", "sensational", "rousing" - just a few of the words used to describe Aretha Franklin's show-stopping performance in this previously unreleased film of her 1972 concert.

In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded the album Amazing Grace at a church in South Los Angeles.
The film Has Never Been Released - until now

Follow Aretha Franklin in 1972 as she records what became the most successful gospel album of all time: Amazing Grace

Aretha Franklin may have ascended, but the Queen of Soul is far from forgotten - and a new music documentary Amazing Grace reminds us of this while capturing an iconic moment in her life. Following her in 1972 as she recorded one of her greatest albums, the eponymous Amazing Grace, the then  29-year-old combined her prodigious talents with the Southern California  Community Gospel Choir to create what would become the most successful gospel album of all time.

The Sydney Pollack directed film was long-shelved but is now finally seeing a release in the wake of Franklin's death. Replete with never-before-seen footage and  candid glimpses of a true musical genius, Amazing Grace is an ode to Aretha    as well as the vital gospel music  movement within the  60s and 70s America

Group bookings available. Contact Jess@Lunapalace.com.au  for more information or  go to http://lunapalace.com.au/info#GB

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkKOIQwTiKE

4'Without doubt, one of the finest music documentaries ever.' The Guardian

' The energy of her performance is electrifying.' - Los Angeles Times

'Nothing short of a revelation, soaring from one chilling-inducing moment to another.' -  NRP

'It's very existence is a miracle.' - The New Yorker

'Extraordinary...A full-on experience, Body and Soul.' - Vox

' Everybody deserves to have Aretha Franklin take them to the moon...don't bother with tissues bring a towel.' - The New York Times

'Soul-shaking.' - Los Angeles Times

'Sublime.' - The Film Stage

#AmazingGrace #ArethaFranklin



Starts Thu 29 Aug at:
Luna Leederville

A triumph of timeless artistry over transitory obstacles; its very existence is a secular miracle.
New Yorker
You get both the most lovely gaze a professional camera’s ever laid upon Aretha Franklin and some of the mightiest singing she’s ever laid on you.
New York Times

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