Film Screenings

Amazing Grace Film Club

When: 2015-09-01 16:00 - 2015-09-01 16:00
Where: Americké centrum, Tržiště 13, Praha 1
Entry fee: Free

Amazing Grace is a 2006 American-British biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted, about the campaign against slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was responsible for steering anti-slave trade legislation through the British parliament.

The title is a reference to the hymn “Amazing Grace”. The film also recounts the experiences of John Newton as a crewman on a slave ship and subsequent religious conversion, which inspired his writing of the poem later used in the hymn.

In English, with English subtitles, 118 mins, IMDB rating: 7.5/10.