Release DateFriday, April 5, 2019
Run Time1 hr 27 min
CastAretha Franklin, Sydney Pollack, James Cleveland
SynopsisDespite capturing footage documenting the making of Aretha Franklins landmark gospel album, Amazing Grace, director Sydney Pollack was unable to complete the film because he had not used a clapperboard to synchronize the picture and sound at the beginning of each take. The film ended up in the studio vaults until producer Alan Elliott spent two years synchronizing the picture and sound, only to have the premiere delayed in legal battle. Amazing Grace is a film 47 years in the making.