googletag.enableServices(); }); Liberty Theatre | Camas WA | Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace (G) Release Date: May 24th, 2019
Runtime: 1 hr. 52 min.
Director: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack
Genres: Documentary
Starring: Aretha Franklin, James Cleveland, Alexander Hamilton
A LEGENDARY CONCERT FILM OVER 40 YEARS IN THE MAKING.
Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace is one of her most famous works: a soaring, beautiful album that went on to sell over 2 million copies, becoming the bestselling gospel record of all time. The whole thing was recorded live in a church over the course of two days, and luckily for all of us, legendary actor and filmmaker Sydney Pollack (THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR) was there to capture it.

But unluckily for Pollack, he and his crew made a major technical error.

It turns out the crew never used a clapboard (those black-and-white striped sticks that they snap together before calling, “Action!”), which is used in editing to sync up picture and sound. So for the last four decades, this incredible footage capturing the recording of one of the greatest albums of all time has been unseen due to the gargantuan effort required to manually sync Pollack’s imagery with the audio of Franklin’s extraordinary voice.

Thankfully, producer Alan Elliott was able to navigate all of that, so that we can all finally see this rousing, vibrant document of The Queen of Soul at the height of her powers.
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