Summer Music Season
A revelatory concert film of Aretha Franklin performing gospel songs in LA in 1972.
Director: Sydney Pollack
Cast includes: Aretha Franklin
87 Mins / 2018 / USA
Amazing Grace is two days of Baptist church condensed to 90 minutes and injected directly into your soul. Shot in 1972 over a 48-hour period in Watts’ New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, this stirring document captured the live recording of the most successful gospel album in history, Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace. At the height of her powers, with 11 number one singles and five Grammys to her credit, she returned to the environment and the music that honed her voice and nurtured her soul. The result became her biggest seller, earning a Grammy and quite possibly more than a few conversions.
Thursday 11am screenings: all seats just £5, including a free cuppa with your ticket.
Thursday night specials: Dinner and a film
Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine at Café Maroc from 6pm, followed by a movie treat. Booking required.
This screening is part of our annual Summer Music Season of films. See which music-themed films are coming up this season, including Scott Walker, New York Dolls, Aretha Franklin and more.