Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace Official Trailer

Aretha Franklin’s long-awaited Amazing Grace concert film will finally be in theaters this spring. Franklin’s January 1972 performance at New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles was kept away all these years. The public has never seen the film because Franklin was not happy with the end result and there were also legal issues. The album from the performance is the highest-selling live gospel album ever and it is also Franklin’s most sold disc. Producer Alan Elliott acquired the rights to the film in 2007 and was able to work with Franklin’s estate to release it. Amazing Grace debuted at the DOC NYC last November and it will be in theaters nationwide April 5th. Franklin passed in 2018 at age 76 after a battle with cancer. In other news about Franklin, Variety reports that her biopic Respect, with Jennifer Hudson starring as her, will be released August 20, 2020. 

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