The 27th Annual Pan African Film and Arts Festival Opening Night “Amazing Grace” by, Aretha Franklin

The Red Carpet took place at the Directors Guild of America 7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.

The screening of “Amazing Grace” was hosted by Co-Founder, and Actor Danny Glover, and Executive Director Ayuko Babu.

The filming took place at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, California. The album, “Amazing Grace”, went on to become the top-selling gospel record of all time.

In the film, Aretha Franklin, The Rev. C.L. Franklin, The Rev. James Cleveland, Clara Ward, Mother Ward, Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollack, Charlie Watts, And Choir Director Alexander Hamilton.

In attendance on the Red Carpet were, Danny Glover Ayuko Babu, Bobby Brown, Nate Parker, Marla Gibbs, Janet DuBois, Sheila Fraiser, Loni Love, Richard Gant, Producer Jerry Wexler, Rev. Michael Bechwith, Reuben Cannon, Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas, Leon Robinson, Producer Alan Elliot, and California State Assembly Member Curren Price.

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