Producer Agrees To 30-Day Ban On Aretha Franklin Film

September 16, 2015

The producer of the Aretha Franklin documentary "Amazing Grace" has agreed not to show the film for the next month as he and the Queen of Soul try to resolve their dispute over the work.

Earlier this month, a Denver federal judge halted a screening of the film about a 1972 Franklin concert just hours before it was to be shown at the Telluride Film Festival. Producer Alan Elliott then withdrew it from the Toronto Film Festival but Franklin claims he held a screening for the festival's exhibitors and film distributors Saturday.