Amazing Grace

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USA | 2018 | 87 minutes | Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack

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In 1972, Aretha Franklin recorded the album Amazing Grace at a church in South Los Angeles. The film has never been released. Until now.


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This long-shelved, fly-on-the-wall documentary captures, over two exceptional days in 1972, the recording of Aretha Franklin's career defining Amazing Grace album. In the film, the record, constructed as a live choir concert with Aretha taking on lead vocals, comes to life before your eyes, an astounding display of vocal and physical prowess, serving as a vital testament to the enduring legacy of Aretha Franklin and her contribution to the American gospel music tradition.

  • Director: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack
  • Principal Cast: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin, Alexander Hamilton
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2018
  • Running Time: 87 minutes
  • Producer: Joe Boyd, Alan Elliott, Rob Johnson, Sabrina V. Owens
  • Language: English
  • Rating: G