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Aretha returns at the height of her powers

A documentary featuring the Queen of Soul will get a second showing this week.

The Bermuda International Film Festival will screen Amazing Grace, which focuses on Aretha Franklin at the height of her powers, tomorrow at the Speciality Cinema

Franklin recorded the album Amazing Grace at the Reverend James Cleveland's New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles, in 1972.

She was accompanied by the Southern California Community Choir in front of a lively congregation.

The recording was filmed for a documentary, but was never released until now.

She was already well-known in Bermuda and in 1965 performed at the airmen's club at the US Naval Air Station and the Forty Thieves Club on Front Street.

The 87-minute film is described as a testimony to the greatness of Franklin and a time machine window into a moment in American musical and social history. It is rated G.

Amazing Grace will screen at 6.30pm. Advance tickets are on sale at ptix.bm and at the cinema's box office. Tickets will also be sold on the door if available.

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Published June 25, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated June 25, 2019 at 9:03 am)

Aretha returns at the height of her powers

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