The film chronicles the making of the singer’s acclaimed 1972 gospel album, “Amazing Grace”.
“Amazing Grace” is the 46-year-old making-of documentary Aretha Franklin didn’t want you to see.
Well, she had conditions for you to be able to see it. They were idiosyncratic, comically tough to satisfy and mostly had to do with money. (She sued over the years to stop the movie’s release.) So the footage of the 1972 live recording of her best album (and one of the greatest albums, period) just kind of sat there until a team led by the producer and onetime music executive Alan Elliott spent years turning it into a film.