Aretha Franklin’s classic 1972 gospel album “Amazing Grace” is the subject of this documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Sidney Pollack (“Out of Africa”). Russ and Susan disagree about this chronicle that captures footage as the songs were recorded live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. The Reverend James Cleveland and the church choir performed as well. Franklin refused to allow the film to be released during her lifetime. The family agreed on the release months after her death.
Take Two: “Amazing Grace” (G)Wes Mikel