The film is essential [and] far more than that: Watching it is a transcendent, spine-tingling, uplifting, utterly joyous experience.
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A documentary presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album Amazing Grace at The New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972.
“We are here for a religious service,” gospel legend Reverend James Cleveland reminds his audience in Los Angeles’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church at the start of 'Amazing Grace.' It also happens to be a concert, and a recording session: Over two nights in 1972, Aretha Franklin, then at the ...