Aretha Franklin sings into microphone
Part of the series Summer Night Cinema

Summer Night Cinema: "Amazing Grace"

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The Hammer and the UCLA Film & Television Archive present Summer Night Cinema. 

Tuesdays this summer, make a night of it at the Hammer with after hours gallery access, drinks and bar bites at Lulu, and free film screenings. Galleries will be open until the films begin at 7:30 p.m.

Summer Night Cinema is presented by Carla Emil and Rich Silverstein.

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Screening: "Amazing Grace"

This incredible documentary captures Aretha Franklin performing with a choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972, recording the most successful gospel album of all time, Amazing Grace.

The film is crafted from never before seen footage originally captured in 1972.

(2018, dir. Alan Elliot, color, 87 min.)