Thursday, June 13 | 5:30 pm
Friday, June 14 | 5:30 pm
Saturday, June 15 | 5:30 pm
Sunday, June 16 | 5:30 pm
By the early 1970s, Aretha Franklin was known as the Queen of Soul. As the culmination of five years of chart-topping hits, she and her producer decided her next recording would take her back to the hymns of her youth, to the world of American Gospel music. When Franklin was planning her album, Warner Brothers agreed to film the session in 1972. Recorded live before a church congregation in Watts, California, the album went on to become the most popular Gospel album of all-time—while the film would not be publicly seen for the next forty or so years, largely due to the fact that there were no marks made to guide the film’s synchronization of sound and picture. However, with the advent of a new digital technology that could match the two, one of the great documents in the history of American music is now reaching screens around the world, following its ecstatically received premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.
Director Sydney Pollock and Alan Elliot | 2019 | In English | 87 minutes | G | DCP