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Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace

July 19 - August 4

Single Tickets and Festival Passes (Special Pricing, See Below)     Where Are Films Shown?     Where Can I Park for free on Campus?   

Amazing Grace is part of our Face The Music Film Festival.

In 1972, having topped the pop charts with a series of hits, Aretha Franklin returned to her family’s gospel roots. She held two concerts of the most deeply moving spirituals at a Baptist church in Watts, a Los Angeles neighborhood still recovering from the riots six years earlier. Director Sydney Pollack was hired to document the shows, but he neglected to bring the clappers to mark the sound. As a result, the footage sat unused for more than 40 years. Just months after Franklin’s death, this film is finally being seen, and it’s a thrilling, unforgettable testament to her musical influences and legacy. The camera pans across the ecstatic audiences and then returns to Aretha’s soaring vocals. It makes for a raw, exalted performance, buoyed by the Southern California Community Choir and jubilant attendees taken over by the spirit. Amazing Grace captures a remarkable performer near the peak of her prodigious power. (87 min)

Tickets: Single Film: $8 in adv/$10 day of show   Festival Pass (4 films) $15 in adv / $20 day of show (With a Festival Pass you can see the films on different nights. A Festival Pass can be used at campus screenings and at Bear’s Place, in addition to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. You can purchase advance tickets online through the Buskirk-Chumley site – those tickets can also be used at any of the other screenings. You can also purchase tickets at Fine Arts or Bear’s Place prior to a movie – ask your well-mannered, well-dressed Ryder box office attendant for a single ticket or a festival pass.

 

Friday July 19
Echo in the Canyon – 6:15 IU Fine Arts Theater
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church – 8pm  IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday, July 20
Echo in the Canyon – 5 pm – IU Fine Arts Theater (upstairs)
Babylon – 6pm – IU Fine Arts Theater (Downstairs)
Apollo 11 – 7pm IU Fine Arts Upstairs (50th Anniversay screening tonight!)
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 8pm IU Fine Arts Theater Downstairs
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church – 9pm IU Fine Arts Upstairs

Sunday, July 21 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Echo in the Canyon – 2pm
Babylon – 4:15
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 6:30
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church – 8:30

Sunday, July 21 at Bear’s Place
Apollo 11 – 5:30
Babylon – 7:45

Friday July 26
Echo in the Canyon – 6:15 IU Fine Arts Theater
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – IU Global & International Theater
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church – 8pm  IU Fine Arts Theater

Saturday, July 27
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church 6:00 IU Fine Arts Theater – Upstairs
Babylon – 7pm – IU Fine Arts Downstairs
Echo in the Canyon – 7:30 IU Global & International Theater
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 8pm IU Fine Arts Theater – Upstairs

Sunday, July 28 at Bear’s Place
Babylon – 5:15
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 7:30

Friday, August 2
High Life – 7:45 IU Global & International Theater

Saturday, August 3
Echo in the Canyon – 4pm – IU Fine Arts Theater
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace – 6pm – IU Fine Arts Theater – Last Chance!
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church – 8pm – IU Fine Arts Theater – Last Chance!

Sunday, August 4 at Bear’s Place
Echo in the Canyon 5:15 – Last Chance!
Babylon 7:45 – Last Chance!

Details

Start:
July 19
End:
August 4