Amazing Grace is a 2018 concert film directed by Sydney Pollack and Alan Elliott.

Official trailers

StudiocanalUK on Wednesday, March 06, 2019 released the trailer:
AMAZING GRACE - Official Trailer - Aretha Franklin Concert Film.

Story intro

American singer-songwriter Aretha Franklin records her gospel album Amazing Grace live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972. She is accompanied by the Southern California Community Choir, directed by Alexander Hamilton, seated behind her as Franklin sings from the church's lectern to a mostly African-American audience. James Cleveland appears as a featured singer and a piano accompanist. Franklin is also accompanied by Bernard Purdie on drums and Chuck Rainey on bass guitar. On the second night Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts were in the audience. In L.A. finishing their album Exile on Main St., critic Jordan Hoffman believes the gospel inflections of songs such as 'Shine a Light' and 'Let It Loose' were inspired by this visit.


Aretha Franklin
James Cleveland
C. L. Franklin
Bernard Purdie
Chuck Rainey
Clara Ward
Mick Jagger
Sydney Pollack
Charlie Watts
Alexander Hamilton


The film Amazing Grace was scheduled to be released on November 12, 2018 (Doc NYC), on April 5, 2019 (Worldwide) and on May 10, 2019 (United Kingdom) by GEM Entertainment, Metropolitan Filmexport, Neon, Paradiso Entertainment, StudioCanal, Elevation Pictures and Youplanet Pictures.

The duration of the film is 87 minutes. The film grossed over $5.19 million.

The film had received a "G" rating.


Amazing Grace got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Amazing Grace (2018 film)

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