PREVIEW: Amazing Grace

Forty-seven years after the release of Aretha Franklin’s album Amazing Grace, which went on to become certified double platinum, the best-selling disk of her entire career, and the highest selling live gospel album of all time, viewers are offered a window into its recording.

Recorded in January 1972 in Los Angeles at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, the footage in this documentary has never before been released. That said, it has been received with critical acclaim, a 99% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and the Best Documentary (film) award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards, among other award nominations. According to Rolling Stones, “It’s the closest thing to witnessing a miracle — just some cameras, a crowd and a voice touched by God.”

Amazing Grace opened Friday, April 19 at the Michigan Theater. Don’t miss your chance to witness the Queen of Soul in this monumental documentary.



JM is a dual degree student in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance and the College of Engineering. Some of her favorite things include running, reading, all things creative, purple, and zebras.

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