Monday, October 14, 2019

Aretha Franklin 'Amazing Grace' documentary nabs 2 Critic's Choice documentary Awards

Amazing Grace, a documentary about Aretha Franklin recording her gospel album Amazing Grace live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972 has been nominated for two Critic Choice documentary awards.

The awards honor documentaries released in theaters, on TV and on major digital platforms, as determined by the voting of qualified CCA members.

The film was nominated in the categories for Music Documentary and Archival Documentary.

Amazing Grace is a 2018 concert film directed by Sydney Pollack and later realized by producer Alan Elliott. The film features Aretha Franklin recording her 1972 live album of the same name. It co-stars: James Cleveland, C. L. Franklin, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward, with cameos by Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollack, and Charlie Watts. The film was produced by Joe Boyd, Franklin, Elliott, Rob Johnson, Spike Lee, 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.



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