Aretha Franklin to documentarians: Show some respect
1. Aretha Franklin just wants some R.E.S.P.E.C.T. So much so, that the Queen of Soul has taken to federal court to block screenings of Amazing Grace, a documentary about Franklin's 1972 Los Angeles gospel concert, at film festivals across the country. A judge ruled in Franklin's favor just hours before the film was set to premiere at the Telluride Film Festival.
2. Opponents of Franklin aren't even sure that the singer has a case. A recently released contact from 1968 shows Franklin signing away the rights to any concert footage. Franklin sued the film's producer, Alan Elliot, in 2011 for using footage of the concert without written permission.
3. So, is The Queen of Soul just being dramatic? Or is Amazing Grace unlawful?
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