Amazing Grace

Past Event27 Jul - 1 Aug

Amazing Grace

No longer available

The Civic

Film

Rescued from forty-five years in legal and technical limbo, this extraordinary music film capturing Aretha Franklin in full flight deserves your respect – and the biggest screen and sound system possible. 

In 1972, twenty-nine-year-old Aretha Franklin, the ‘Queen of Soul’, wishing to return to her gospel roots, chose to record an album live at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles. She was ably accompanied by the top-notch musicians of her regular touring band, the heavenly Southern California Community Choir, conducted by a rocking Alexander Hamilton; mighty Reverend James Cleveland, who taught Franklin piano; and her own father, the great preacher C.L. Franklin. Recorded over two nights, the result was a double album that went on to become the highest-selling live gospel music album of all time. 
 
Although Warner Bros. brought in Sydney Pollack to shoot the recording, audio syncing issues – later resolved by modern technology – and Franklin’s subsequent repudiation of the film led to its shelving for forty-five years.

Neither concert film nor music documentary, Amazing Grace is an electrifying experience of being-there-in-wonderment: Aretha, at the peak of her powers, is a spellbinding, incandescent presence. Her voice transcends, taking the choir and congregation, both in the church and in the cinema, with it, making you want to rise to your feet, dance, holler and weep. Sublime.


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AMAZING GRACE - Official Trailer - Aretha Franklin Concert Film

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Ticket Pricing

A Coded : Sessions starting after 5pm weekdays and all weekend sessions (unless otherwise indicated)

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Full
$18.5
Earlybird (Until end of day 17 July)
$17.5
Film Society/Film Industry Guilds/Nurses
$15.5
Community Services Card
$15.5
Students
$15.5
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

B Coded : Sessions staring before 5pm weekdays and other shorter duration sessions indicated

Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

 

Full
$15
Senior (60+)
$12.5
Children (15 and under)
$12.5

Ten-Trip Pass - $155

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique barcode that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening, subject to seat availability (passes are not tickets and do not guarantee admission), and excluding 3D films, Special Events and Live Cinema performances.  Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or the Aotea or Civic Box Offices.  Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability.

After purchasing your pass online, you will need to download your Print-at-Home ticket and use the unique barcode number to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions.  (The barcode is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via phone).  Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the barcode will expire.

 

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Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.
 

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2019.