DirS. Alan Elliott AND Sydney Pollack| DOCUMENTARY | U.S.A. | 2018 | 87 min.
R-E-S-P-E-C-T. That’s what Aretha Franklin didn’t get enough of at this year’s Grammys, or even her funeral last August. But we will all have to bow to the queen of soul after seeing this film, because her incandescence in it is nothing short of majestic. Shot in 1972, over two days at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, this footage of the live recording of “Amazing Grace”—the most successful gospel album in history—was shelved for decades. No longer. Behold the sonic glory.
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