Amazing Grace (1990)

About the Film

Across time, oceans and cultures, "Amazing Grace" has endured as one of the most popular pieces of music in the English language. Its universal appeal inspired the acclaimed journalist Bill Moyers to tell the story of this song through the people who have sung it. It has been recorded by more popular artists than any other hymn. From pop singer Judy Collins and opera star Jessye Norman in New York, to Philadelphia gospel singer Marion Williams and Kentucky folk singer Jean Ritchie, these stirring, very diverse performances were recorded in stereo on locations all across America. Along with the music, the artists reveal the power that "Amazing Grace" has had in their personal lives, which makes the film a touching emotional experience.

The complete film is available on high quality DVD from Amazon.


For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Elena Mannes, the distributor Amazon, or Folkstreams.

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