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TIFF pulls Aretha Franklin doc from 2015 festival

It's all over for Amazing Grace at TIFF. The much hyped and controversial Aretha Franklin doc has been pulled from the schedule. It was expected to premiere this Thursday.

The following statement was released by TIFF organizers earlier this afternoon:

We are extremely disappointed that Toronto audiences will not be able to see this extraordinary piece of art. The footage in the film is truly a cinematic treasure of twentieth century music and we hope global audiences will have opportunity to experience this film once a resolution is found.

Just this past weekend there were signs that the doc would not be able to screen at TIFF when a Colorado judge granted Franklin a legal injunction to prevent the doc from screening at the Telluride Film Festival.

According to Variety, the producers of the film ultimately made the decision to not show the doc at TIFF out of R-E-S-P-E-C-T for the Queen of Soul.

Photo via Aretha Franklin on Facebook.


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