Tanks Round Cinema - Amazing Grace
Wed 30 Oct
Featuring footage captured in 1972, this never before seen movie chronicles one of the most famous musicians on the planet, Aretha Franklin, on her journey to recording the most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace.
Aretha Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul. In the culmination of five years of chart-topping hits, she and her producer, Jerry Wexler of Atlantic Records, decided her next recording would take her back to the music of her youth, to the world of American Gospel music.
The album was not intended as a swan song, but it would turn out to be an elegiac moment in American musical history as well as a salute to the gospel heritage that had transformed American music in the 1960s.
Forty-seven years later, this film is a testimony to the greatness of Aretha Franklin and a time machine window into a moment in American musical and social history.
- Cost: $17 / $12 (CONC) inc b/fee
- Doors: 6:30pm
- Show starts: 7:30pm
- Venue: Tank 5 - Fully Seated
- Rating: G