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Wednesday, February 12 8:00 PM at Nyack Center
Directed by Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack
USA, 2018, 89 minutes, rated G
Community Partners: Nyack Library, Nyack NAACP, Nyack Center, and Nyack Sketch Log. NAACP members will receive the Rivertown Film member discount on tickets.
A 1972 concert recording of Aretha Franklins best and biggest-selling gospel album, shot at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts. Featuring astounding footage of Franklin at her mightiest and backed by an inspired, and inspiring, choir. Pollacks direction has the wild warmth of the black action film genre that was just taking off in 1972, capturing Franklins incandescence. Generosity of spirit guides the film.
Community Partners include the Nyack Library, Nyack NAACP, Nyack Center, and Nyack Sketch Log. Members of the NAACP will receive the Rivertown Film member discount on tickets.
This is obviously one of the great music films, less epic in scope than, say, The Last Waltz, but as glorious in communal feeling and South Los Angeles zeal as Wattstax (the natural partner for a double feature) and as musically imaginative as Stop Making Sense. What distinguishes Amazing Grace, what lifts it to the penthouse, is a mix of energy and moment. Wesley Morris, The New York Times
It stands as a mighty historical document, a balm to the soul, and proof of genius. Ty Burr, Boston Globe
Purchase tickets online, below, or by phone at 800-838-3006.
Nyack Center (View)
58 Depew Avenue (Broadway at Depew, Enter on Broadway)
Nyack, NY 10960
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|