- Directed by: Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott
- Country: US
- Year: 2018
- Duration: 88min
- Certificate: U
- Type: Film
Over two nights in 1972, in New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Aretha Franklin recorded what would become the best-selling gospel record in history, Amazing Grace. This electrifying event, featuring Reverend James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir, and performed before a live audience, was filmed by Sydney Pollack. For a host of reasons, it sat unseen for more than 40 years. Now this historic document has been lovingly restored, and it is a roof-raising musical and spiritual experience. - Palm Springs Film Festival
FRI 10, 7.45PM
In celebration of the life of the Queen of Soul, join us for live music in the screen before the film from Nottingham's homegrown talent, Nadia Latoya and Marita Metelia.
Nadia Latoya - @nadialatoya
Native to Nottingham, Nadia Latoya is known on the city's live scene for her rich, distinctive vocal tones and a warm, open and inviting stage presence that captivates audiences time and again. Expect to hear an organic fusion of eclectic influences in the style and melodies of her original works, combined with lyrics that convey personal yet relatable themes of enduring hope in the pursuit of happiness and above all, freedom.
Marita Metelia - @marita_metelia
A singer songwriter busker artist from Nottingham. Find her busking on the streets of Nottinghamshire and other cities and towns, playing her original material with the odd cover. Marita loves taking her guitar and going to different places busing and singing her songs.