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Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021
Jennifer Hudson was fresh off her Oscar win for "Dreamgirls" when she was summoned to meet Aretha Franklin in 2007. The two singers had technically met before, when Hudson, freshly cut from American Idol, opened for Franklin at a show in Indiana. But this time was different: The Queen of Soul...
Wednesday, Apr. 3, 2019
After many dangers, toils and snares, the long-lost Aretha Franklin concert film "Amazing Grace" has finally seen the light, and good Lord is it good.
Filmed over two sessions in January 1972 at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in the Watts section of Los Angeles, it captures...
Friday, Nov. 16, 2018
Three years ago, Alan Elliott was at the Telluride Film Festival, prepared to unveil the holy grail of musical works: A documentary on the making of Aretha Franklin's "Amazing Grace," which had been lost to the archives until Elliott spent decades restoring it so it could finally be seen....
Tuesday, Sep. 8, 2015
The producers of the Aretha Franklin documentary "Amazing Grace" have withdrawn the film from the Toronto Film Festival amid a legal dispute with the singer.
Last week, a screening of "Amazing Grace" was halted just hours beforehand at the Telluride...
Friday, Sep. 4, 2015
Aretha Franklin earned some R-E-S-P-E-C-T in a federal courtroom on Friday, convincing a judge to prevent the Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 concert of hers without the Queen of Soul's written consent.