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Face the Music Film Festival
2019 RYDER Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace
good at all Ryder locations
Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 6:30PM
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Both tickets and passes will increase in price on the day of the show, to $10 and $20, respectively.
FLEX BONUS: These tickets/passes will be accepted for the same film at other Ryder locations this month!
In the mid-60s big changes were afoot in the US, culturally, politically, and musically. Four rock music/concert films that explore these changes are being released in theaters this summer; we are hosting an all-day “micro-festival” featuring Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, The Byrds and Brian Wilson.
In 1972, 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. The footage sat unused for more than 40 years. 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.
Doors open at 6pm for this general admission show. The event is expected to last 1 hour and 27 minutes. Ryder passes will not be accepted as tickets for admission.
Echo in the Canyon - 2pm
Babylon - 4:15pm
Aretha Franklin: Amazing Grace - 6:30pm
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church - 8:30pm