Amazing Grace (U)
Dir: Sydney Pollack & Alan Elliott
Cast: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin
US, 2018, 88 mins
Never seen before, this film of soul superstar Aretha Franklin’s 1972 gospel concert is less a concert than a state of grace. Filmed in a gospel church over 2 days, Aretha herself is incandescent, singing praise to Jesus with the full flower of her virtuosity that sends a shiver up your spine. Emotional, dramatic and absolutely unmissable.