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The film features Aretha Franklin recording her 1972 live album of the same name. The recording was originally released as a double album on June 1, 1972, by Atlantic Records. 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The never-before-seen movie featuring Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace. The film was produced by Joe Boyd, Franklin, Elliott, Rob Johnson, Sabrina V. Owens, Angie Seegers, Tirrell D. Whittley, and Joseph Woolf under the banner of Al's Records And Tapes, in association with Time, 40 Acres and a Mule, Rampant, and Sundial Pictures. After Franklin's death in 2018, her family made an arrangement to release the film, which premiered at the Doc NYC in 2018, before being released worldwide on 5 April 2019. As the movie opens, we are reminded it is "January, 1972", and that we are at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. But You Must", "Amazing Grace – Official Trailer – Aretha Franklin Concert Film", "Official Music Video Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company", "Amazing Grace (2019) – Financial Information", "Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' documentary now available on Hulu", "Box Office: 'Shazam!' "[45], 2018 American documentary film featuring Aretha Franklin, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Documentary Feature, "Aretha Franklin Documentary 'Amazing Grace' Bought by Neon", "Time Joins Aretha Franklin Concert Documentary Amazing Grace as Distribution Partner with NEON", "Amazing Grace review – transcendent Aretha Franklin documentary", "Sydney Pollack's 'Amazing Grace': The Tortured 4-Decade History of the Film Aretha Franklin Wants to Stop", "It took 46 years for Aretha Franklin's concert doc to come out. There’s an oceanic swell of euphoria and joy in this extraordinary film, effectively a rediscovered concert movie showing the creation of Aretha … [22][23] After Franklin's death in 2018, her family made an arrangement to release the film. Multiple concurrent streams and HD content may require higher bandwidth. Start watching Amazing Grace Stream thousands of shows and movies, with plans starting at $5.99/month . [17][9] In 2007, producer Alan Elliott purchased the raw footage. Streaming content may count against your data usage. "[12], Hoffman wrote, "And we can quibble as to whether Pollack, Elliot or credited editor Jeff Buchanan is the true author of the piece. [33] The film debuted at No. [43], Odie Henderson of RogerEbert.com enthused, "Whether you're religious or not, you owe it to yourself to see this movie if the chance arises. Billboard Music Video Sales chart on 17 August 2019. [35], In 3 October 2019 Amazing Grace became available on streaming media Hulu. Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans. James Cleveland appears as master of ceremonies, featured singer and piano accompanist. Live TV may vary by subscription and location. The pared-down footage, now 87 minutes in length, was planned for a 2011 release. For a concert movie of straightforward, self-effacing technique, “Amazing Grace” delivers one of the purest, most concentrated blasts of satisfaction in a long, long time. No hidden fees, equipment rentals, or installation appointments. [34] Amazing Grace grossed $705,618 on Domestic DVD Sales, with 30,800 units sold. Amazing Grace. Aretha Franklin's “Amazing Grace” is the best-selling gospel album of all time. [10][15] The project was halted, and the raw footage placed in a vault at Warner Bros; it went unseen through the 1990s. It co-stars: James Cleveland, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward, with cameos by Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollack, Charlie Watts and her father C. L. Franklin. Grows to $53 Million Debut", "Box office: 'Shazam!' RESPECT Official Trailer (2020) Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Biopic Movie HD© 2020 - Universal The website's critical consensus reads, "Brilliantly capturing a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power, Amazing Grace is a thrilling must-watch documentary for Aretha Franklin fans. Cloud DVR storage space is limited. The never before seen movie featuring Aretha Franklin recording the most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace. [36], Amazing Grace grossed $4,450,454 in the United States and Canada, and $739,664 in other territories, for a total worldwide gross of $5,190,118. "[6] Producer Chiemi Karasawa claimed her work on the film was not compensated and filed an arbitration case against Alan Elliott upon its release. [41], On the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 99% based on 130 reviews, with an average rating of 8.76/10. Crafted from footage originally captured in … Franklin sued Elliott for appropriating her likeness without permission, however, and the release date passed. Aretha Franklin in a still from the concert film “Amazing Grace,” filmed in 1972 and in select theaters April 5, 2019. "[42] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 94 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "Universal acclaim". Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 94 out of 100, based on 27 critics, indicating "Universal acclaim". [6], In 1972, Joe Boyd, the Music Services director at Warner Bros., originally proposed that film director James Signorelli direct the film. Amazing Grace. However, Franklin sued Elliott for appropriating her likeness without permission, and the release was postponed. Critic Jordan Hoffman believes the gospel inflections of songs such as "Shine a Light" and "Let It Loose" were inspired by this visit. Pollack accepted the assignment when he heard Franklin's name. [24] It premiered at the Doc NYC on 12 November 2018,[25][26] was released worldwide on 5 April 2019,[27] and had its UK premiere on 10 May 2019. "[6] The Los Angeles Times' Justin Chang wrote: "Aretha Franklin didn't transcend the gospel or gospel music; as first her album and now this marvelous documentary remind us, she did more than most to fulfill its potential for truth and beauty, devotion and art.