Watch the Trailer to Sydney Pollack's Unreleased Aretha Franklin Documentary

March 15, 2010  |  2:26pm

In the early ‘70s, gospel legend Aretha Franklin was at her peak. On the heels of her first Grammy wins and with unforgettable hits like “Respect” and ”(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” under her belt, it’s no wonder 1972’s Amazing Grace became her best-selling album of all time. And while she was busy putting in time behind the mic, director Sydney Pollack was behind the camera, recording it all for a still-unreleased documentary.

After Pollack died of stomach cancer in 2008, producer Alan Elliot took the reels from Pollack’s vault and is now hoping to finally make the documentary available this year, according to Variety. Although there’s no talk of an official release date just yet, there is a trailer, which you can watch below (via The Playlist):

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