In 2010, Variety Magazine wrote, Aretha Franklin’s 1972 album “Amazing Grace” outsold every other record she’s ever made. Some say it’s the greatest gospel album ever recorded. What few outsiders know is that the recording sessions on those two nights in January 1972, at L.A.’s New Temple Missionary Baptist Church, were captured on film by a four-man camera team headed by director Sydney Pollack.
More than 20 hours of 16mm footage — vaulted away for 38 years — are now being edited into a concert film that Warner Bros. once envisioned (curiously, in retrospect) as part of a double bill with “Superfly.”
And to this day, the doc is still unreleased.