StudioCanal Unveil the Exhilarating Trailer and Photo for AMAZING GRACE from Filmmakers Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack | The Fan Carpet Ltd • The Fan Carpet: The RED Carpet for FANS • The Fan Carpet: Fansites Network • The Fan Carpet: Slate • The Fan Carpet: Theatre Spotlight • The Fan Carpet: Arena • The Fan Carpet: International

StudioCanal Unveil the Exhilarating Trailer and Photo for AMAZING GRACE from Filmmakers Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack


07 March 2019

Ahead of its release this May, The Fan Carpet are very excited to present the exhilarating trailer for AMAZING GRACE, the never-before-seen footage taken during the intimate recording of Aretha Franklin’s iconic album, courtesy of StudioCanal!

In 1971, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, brought producer Jerry Wexler, her backup singers, and the legendary Atlantic Records rhythm section to The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Watts to record an album of gospel music before an enthusiastic live audience. The result, “Amazing Grace”, went on to become the top-selling gospel record of all time, the biggest album of Aretha Franklin’s career, and one of her most beloved works.

But even as the album gained fans around the world, few realised that those inspirational sessions had not only been recorded, they had been filmed by a camera crew led by Oscar winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack.

 

 

Pollack and his team spent two nights capturing Franklin at the height of her powers, as she thrilled a shouting and dancing audience that included Franklin’s father, Reverend C.L. Franklin, gospel legends Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts, and the members of The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church. But due to technical problems, and conflicts over rights, their film has never been seen. Until now.

No one who loves music will want to miss this thrilling film, which is both a revealing look at a key moment in American musical and social history, and an invaluable record of one of America’s greatest artists doing what she did best.

Directed by Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack and starring Aretha Franklin, Reverend James Cleveland and C.L. Franklin, AMAZING GRACE hits Cinemas on May 10.

 

 

AMAZING GRACE HITS CINEMAS ON MAY 10

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *