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In January 1972, Aretha Franklin made her legendary album ‘Amazing Grace’ with the Southern California Community Choir and Reverend James Cleveland in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. At the height of her fame, she made the decision to return to where she began, to the world of gospel music. 

Recorded in two days, this live album was to become the most successful gospel record of all time. On it, Franklin sings songs like ‘How I Got Over’, ‘Precious Memories’ and provides an 11 minute rendition of ‘Amazing Grace’. The result is a concert film that celebrates human dignity and the longing for freedom and justice and is able to transcend nostalgia and intervene in discussions about the state of the modern world. It also provides ample evidence of the enduring charisma of this soul icon, who died in August last year.

MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.

Duration stated includes trailers and adverts (check individual listings for Q&A details). Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food and drink policy. You can also see more information about Relaxed Screenings here.

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If you are coming to see a film or a theatre show we are currently operating table service pre show/film to comply with the current COVID regulations and avoid queueing. A number of tables are available for audiences on a first come first served basis before the show and KILN will remain open after evening events with a bar service.

If you’d like to pre-book a table at KILN for a meal or drinks, please click here (booking opens 17 May). We recommend booking in advance to guarantee a seat.