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Amazing Grace (2018)
Sunday, September 17th 12:00pm
Aretha Franklin's 1972 double album Amazing Grace is conidered a crowing achievement in her massive career. Recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, it remains the best-selling Gospel music recording of all time.
Unlike many live recordings, Franklin's performance was also extensively and crefully filmed in preparation for a documentary release. But technical issues and lawsuits against the producers by Franklin herself delayed the release of anything until 46 years later. Since 2018, Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack's poduction has been making the rounds, thrilling audiences with the sights and sounds of a monumental achievement by the Queen of Soul.
"In Amazing Grace, Aretha Franklin transcends the blues by saying a little prayer - or singing one - for all of us." --Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"87 minutes of pure joy." --Nell Minow, Movie Mom
The CHIRP Music Film Festival takes place at the historic Davis Theater in Chicago September 14th-17th. Tickets are available at Eventbrite.
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