Screening of the film “Amazing Grace”, a film with archival material from Aretha Franklin’s two-day performance at the New Temple Baptist missionary church, where she recorded what would be her best-selling album. Directed by Sydney Pollack and Alan Elliot.
Tuesday, April 11th
Boliche Cinemes: Avinguda Diagonal, 508 08006Barcelona
In January 1972, the great Aretha Franklin performed for two days giving a gospel concert at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, recording what would become her best-selling album, “Amazing Grace”. The sessions were filmed by a film crew led by director Sydney Pollack, but the footage ended up in a vault and has been one of the lost film treasures of 20th century music for 4 decades. Before Pollack’s death in 2008, the director expressed his desire for the film to be completed, and producer Alan Elliott approached him with a team of people passionate about the project. The projection of this film in this edition of the Festival has the enormous incentive of having the choirs of Messenger and Esclat Gospel Singers that will join their voices to the songs performed in the film in a unique and unrepeatable evening.