The Brudenell is open Monday to Thursday from 4pm, Fridays at 3pm and at 12:00 Midday on a Saturday and Sunday, with specific times for concerts.
As per concert
33 Queen Road, Hyde Park, Leeds
0113 275 2411 www.brudenellsocialclub.co.uk
In 1971, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, brought producer Jerry Wexler, her backup singers, and the legendary Atlantic Records rhythm section to The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles to record an album of gospel music before an enthusiastic live audience. The result, “Amazing Grace”, went on to become one of the biggest albums of Aretha Franklin’s career and one of her most beloved works. But even as the album gained fans around the world, few realised that those inspirational sessions had not only been recorded, they had been filmed by a camera crew led by Oscar winning filmmaker Sydney Pollack. Pollack and his team spent two nights capturing Franklin at the height of her powers, as she thrilled a shouting and dancing audience that included Franklin’s father, Clara Ward and Mother Ward of the Ward Family Singers and Mick Jagger. But due to technical problems the film has never been seen. Until now. Amazing Grace is an extraordinary look at a key moment in American musical and social history, and an invaluable record of one of America’s greatest artists doing what she did best. This special one-off screening, on 25th March at the Brudenell Social Club, is being held on what would have been Aretha's 78th birthday. “A SHINING LIGHT OF A FILM” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ROLLING STONE “WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE FINEST MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES EVER” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ GUARDIAN Director: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack Starring: Aretha Franklin, Reverand James Cleveland, C.L. Franklin US, 2018, 87mins, Cert.U
Wednesday 25th March 2020 - 08:00pm