Amazing Grace (2018)

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A documentary presenting Aretha Franklin with choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.


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Alan Elliott , Sydney Pollack

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14 January 2020 | CelluRob
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| Fans will overlook the obvious flaws in this slightly idolising reflection of a great singer.
An observational documentary as Aretha Franklin's prepares to sing at a Baptist church in LA in 1972. It combines footage demonstrating the sheer power of her performance with a bit of the social politics of the time; the dominating role of the church in her (and the African-American community in general) life and of her deeply religious family. I found it more astonishing because a) someone at Warner Brothers had the idea to film such a low-key performance with quite such intimacy and b) that is survived pretty much intact. It's not great - there is too little performing and way too much pontificating, but it does offers us a realistic insight into how she lived her live back then.

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