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
Herself (archive footage)
James Cleveland
Himself (archive footage)
Chuck Rainey
Himself (archive footage)
Clara Ward
Herself (archive footage)
Alexander Hamilton
Himself (archive footage)
Southern California Community Choir
C.L. Franklin
Himself (archive footage)
Bernard Pretty Purdie
Himself (archive footage) (as Bernard Purdie)


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 Film & TV House, GEM Entertainment, Caramel Films, Metropolitan Filmexport, Neon, Paradiso Entertainment, StudioCanal, Weltkino Filmverleih, Alambique Destilaria de Ideias, Elevation Pictures and Youplanet Pictures.

The duration of the film is 87 minutes. The film grossed over $5.79 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:

IMDB: Amazing Grace

Wikipedia: Amazing Grace (2018 film)

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