The Queen of Soul takes to the screen in Mayo Movie World

Are you ready to be transported to the front of stage for the Queen of Soul? Then get along to Mayo Movie World where Aretha Franklin's concert film Amazing Grace takes to the screen from today, Friday, June 14 to Thursday, June 20 at 8.50pm each evening.

In 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, recorded an album of gospel music at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, before an ecstatic live audience.

The result, Amazing Grace, went on to become one of the biggest albums of Aretha Franklin’s career and one of her most beloved works. But even as the album gained fans around the world, few realised that the inspirational sessions had not only been recorded, they had been filmed by a camera crew led by Oscar winning film maker Sydney Pollack.

However, due to technical problems, the film has never been seen. Until now. Music lovers won’t want to miss this thrilling film, which is both an extraordinary look at a key moment in American musical and social history, and an invaluable record of one of America’s greatest artists doing what she did best.

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