Amazing Grace

Presented by Belcourt Theatre at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville TN

Apr 19
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May 30
Amazing Grace

“One of the most famous films never released” and “one of Hollywood’s holy grails” is now getting a release. Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) may have been best known as the “Queen of Soul,” but she started her stunning career singing gospel music as a teenager on tour and at home in Detroit, where her father was a star pastor. Her 1972 album, Amazing Grace—an extraordinary concert of Franklin at the peak of her powers—was her most successful record, and the best-selling live gospel album of all time. It was recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in L.A.’s Watts neighborhood—home to the gospel legend Reverend James Cleveland—by a team supervised by producer Jerry Wexler and in front of an audience filled with admirers, including Mick Jagger.

What is truly amazing is that this concert—a thrilling performance by Franklin in her prime—was also filmed by Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack (Out of Africa, Tootsie), but has remained unseen and unfinished for 46 years. Now, audiences will finally see Franklin sing a mix of gospel standards and contemporary songs, including ”Never Grow Old,” Marvin Gaye’s “Wholy Holy,” “God Will Take Care of You,” Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” “How I Got Over,” the title track, and much more.

Although the film was originally planned for release in 1972 by Warner Bros. (on a double bill with Super Fly), there were difficulties finishing the film due to synchronization issues. The film languished in the vault for decades. Alan Elliott, a producer and associate of Jerry Wexler, and editor Jeff Buchanan supervised the completion of the film and remastered the soundtrack with renowned engineer Jimmy Douglass. (Synopsis from Film Forum)

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Dirs. Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack | USA | 2019 | 87 min. | G | DCP

ADMISSION INFO

$10.50/General Admission
$9/Students, Military, & Adult Matinee
$8.50/Seniors & Children

Contact: (615) 383-9140

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • May 26, 2019 at 03:55 pm (Sun)
  • May 26, 2019 at 06:00 pm (Sun)
  • May 26, 2019 at 08:05 pm (Sun)
  • May 28, 2019 at 04:30 pm (Tue)
  • May 29, 2019 at 02:50 pm (Wed)
  • May 29, 2019 at 06:15 pm (Wed)
  • May 30, 2019 at 02:50 pm (Thu)
  • May 30, 2019 at 06:15 pm (Thu)
* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

VIDEOS

  • Amazing Grace [Official Trailer] - In Theaters April 5, 2019

LOCATION

Belcourt Theatre

2102 Belcourt Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212

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ACCESSIBILITY INFO

    • Assisted Listening System
    • Audio Description
    • Closed Caption
    • Wheelchair Access

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