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Amazing Grace: dir Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack (2018)

19 August @ 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm

In the early 1970s Aretha Franklin was already a global megastar with a string of hits; but her roots were in Gospel, and in 1972 Warner Bros hired Sydney Pollack to film two nights of Arethra singing in a simple, half-empty Baptist church in Los Angeles. Despite the massive success of the resulting double album, the footage never had an official release; but ten years after Pollack’s death in 2008, producer Alan Elliott had another go with the material: Amazing Grace is the result. It’s basically a straightforward in-situ concert recording that shows Franklin channelling her own spirituality into a selfless, guileless performance. A Cinema Space presentation.


19 August
7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
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Manarat al Saadiyat
Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates+ Google Map