How sweet the sound (and sight) — one of the most profound pieces of musical lore has finally been given a release date after 46 years.
This marks the film's fourth attempt at a release. Amazing Grace was slated for releases in 2011, 2015, and 2016 but each was embroiled in an ongoing lawsuit between Franklin and Elliott after she sued him for using the footage for screening purposes without her consent.
Amazing Grace “shows Aretha in a very different light," according to Franklin's niece and executor of her estate Sabrina Owens. Franklin reportedly says only six words during the entire film. The rest of the documentary focuses on what she did best — sing.
"She’s very youthful, very shy, and her voice is just beautiful throughout, at an age when her voice was absolutely crystal-clear and very pure.
Watch the trailer for Amazing Grace below.
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