About this Event
Every Friday in June, we are delighted to bring audiences together for a magical evening of outdoor cinema feat. incredible independent films, live DJ performances, vibrant community partners, food trucks and much more!
Thank you to for supporting our series as a community presenting partner!
—And many thanks to these awesome local businesses and community organizations for supporting this event series!
**DATE: FRIDAY JUNE 18**
cinéSPEAK (in-partnership with ) is proud to present the Philadelphia premiere of Alan Elliott and Sydney Pollack's AMAZING GRACE.
—Doors Open @ 7PM with Live Performance x DJ Junior and lil Dave (of Eavesdrop Radio)
—Film Screening @ 8:30PM (sundown)
This event series is **FREE** (Thanks to generous support from PNC Bank!) Due to our COVID-19 safety protocols, **REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED** Use the link in 'Tickets'
Due to the required registration, we are asking guests to enter the event via the sidewalk entrance approx. located at 4350 Chester Ave.
ABOUT THE FILM:
Dir. Alan Elliott; Sydney Pollack / English / US / 1hr 29min
‘Sydney Pollack’s unfinished documentary, unearthed and reassembled after nearly 50 years, is a priceless gift to music fans.’ —Newsday
‘Amazing Grace is a reminder that spirituality is deeply personal.’—Out Magazine
‘Even though her legacy has been deeply embedded within pop culture, this is a new side of her that the film lets us witness.’ — Vice
A behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling album finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot.
Watch the Trailer
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Guests who need accessible seating area should plan to sit anywhere along the rim of 'The Bowl'. We highly recommend a fantastic tree-shaded area that runs along the sidewalk of our designated entrance (by the playground and next to our registration desk). If you have questions or would like assistance, please stop by our registration desk.
**BYO-BLANKET OR CHAIR** The Bowl at Clark Park is incredibly dusty. Bring whatever you need to make yourself comfortable.
**FOOD TRUCKS ON-SITE** Enjoy fresh popcorn, candy, ice cream and other eats from local food trucks. (Pay as you go)
**COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES WILL BE IN PLACE**
—SOCIAL DISTANCING (our friendly volunteer ushers will be on-site to assist)
—MASK WEARING IS ENCOURAGED (when not eating or drinking)
**PLEASE HELP US KEEP THE PARK CLEAN** Use the provided trash cans and/or take your waste with you
**NEED ASSISTANCE ON-SITE??** Look for our friendly staff and volunteers wearing black cinéSPEAK tshirts and badges labeled 'V' (Volunteer) and 'S' (Staff)
**GOT QUESTIONS?? Hit us up: [email protected]
ABOUT PAUL ROBESON HOUSE & MUSEUM:
In an ordinary neighborhood in the middle of West Philadelphia is The Paul Robeson House where an extraordinary man lived. Located at 4951 Walnut Street, it is one of three identical twin houses designed in 1907 by nationally renowned Philadelphia architect E. Allen Wilson and constructed in 1911. The House was purchased in 1959 by Paul Robeson’s sister Marian R. Forsythe, and became the residence of the acclaimed scholar, athlete, performer and human rights activist during the last 10 years of his life before his death in 1976.
Today, this former home of Paul Leroy Robeson, Esq., owned and operated by the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (WPCA) since 1994, has become an historic site of national prominence. The primary mission of The Paul Robeson House is to heighten awareness of the life, legacy and philosophy of Paul Robeson and his historical significance to the Philadelphia region, the state of Pennsylvania, the nation and the world.
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Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Bowl at Clark Park, 4300 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, United States