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Amazing Grace :: Film Screening
August 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Black Light Cinema at The Ruth
presents a free screening of:
Watch the trailer here:
Directed by: Sydney Pollack, Alan Elliott
Special Guest: Shekinah Christian Fellowship Praise Team with a live performance of Amazing Grace
Join us for a screening of Amazing Grace and witness singer Aretha Franklin as she performs gospel songs at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles in 1972.
“It’s the closest thing to witnessing a miracle — just some cameras, a crowd and a voice touched by God. Over two days in January of 1972, Aretha Franklin got up to sing out her gospel at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, backed by the Southern California Community Choir. A film crew was there to catch the Queen of Soul blow the roof off the place. Not to get closer to the Lord — surely He was already listening — but to testify to his glory with the black church music that helped form her and fired her faith.” – Rolling Stone
This free event is made possible by the San Francisco Arts Commission and Grants for the Arts