“It’s the closest thing to witnessing a miracle,” Rolling Stone Magazine
In 1972, at the pinnacle of her success, 29-year old Aretha Franklin began live rehearsals for what would be her most popular gospel album, the record-breaking Amazing Grace. Originally recorded by Sydney Pollack over two days at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, L.A., and then brought to life decades later by producer Alan Elliot the film is a raw and unfettered documentary of the majestic Franklin at the height of her artistry.
Robert Johnson, Film Producer; President of the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Ed Pavlic, Author and Distinguished Research Professor of English and African American Studies and Emily Lordi, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst will be featured in a post-screening discussion.
Fee: $12. Tickets on sale Wednesday, June 19 at www.aspenshowtix.com, (970) 920-5770, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House box office.