Pass The Popcorn: Watch The Trailer For Sydney Pollack's Long Lost Aretha Franklin Doc 'Amazing Grace'
Aretha Franklin's smash '72 gospel recording Amazing Grace has gone on to sell over 2 million records, making it the single most commercially successful gospel record of all-time. It's been cherished for its lush choir arrangements and, of course, the Queens regal howl. But a forthcoming documentary treatment seeks to unveil in pristine clarity the efforts that went into the recording of that masterful piece. Sydney Pollack's Amazing Grace was originally filmed during the creation of the record nearly four decades ago, capturing the spirit of one of gospel's greatest leaps, putting faces and names to the massive ensemble that helped bring the album to life. What's more, the film will finally see the light of day at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (which begins September 10th for you north-of-the-border folks) but as of now, has no plans for major theater distribution. So if you're in town, you might just have the opportunity to see a film that may very well never be seen again. Hit the link below for the full screening schedule, but before you do, watch the full trailer for the documentary treatment of Aretha Franklin's highest grossing record in all of its powerful and nostalgic glory.