Amazing Grace

Fri Aug 16, 7pm–9pm
Presented by: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Venue: Allen Chapel AME Church
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In early 1972 at the age of 29, Aretha Franklin performed a live gospel concert over two nights at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the infamous Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The concert, which was filmed and directed by Oscar winner Sydney Pollack (Tootsie, Out of Africa) would lay in obscurity for over 30 years never to be seen in theaters. In Spring 2019, the film, titled Amazing Grace was finally released in theaters to nationwide acclaim. The film's soundtrack would become the biggest selling disc of Franklin's career as well as the highest selling live gospel music album of all time. It also won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance. Although a Detroit native, Franklin had a strong affiliation to DC, having performed in the nation's capital numerous occasions including at the inauguration of three U.S. presidents. A short talk-back with the audience will take place immediately after the screening.

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2498 Alabama Ave SE
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