The “Amazing Grace” documentary, featuring footage from Aretha Franklin’s 1972 gospel concert at New Missionary Baptist Church, won’t be shown to the public or to film executives in the next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
On Tuesday, an attorney for the singer told a Colorado judge that producer Allan Elliott has agreed to a 30-day injunction that bars the Sydney Pollack-shot documentary from being shown commercially. The stipulation happens as the two sides try to agree on a settlement.
On September 4, hours before “Amazing Grace” was to open the Telluride Film Festival, U.S. District Judge John Kane granted Franklin’s request for a temporary restraining order. The singer has argued that that the “Amazing Grace” producer had a contractual obligation to get her permission and that the film festival violated her right of publicity when he didn’t. The Queen of Soul got an injunction against Telluride showing the film and indirectly interrupted planned showings at the Toronto and Chicago film festivals.
On Sunday, Franklin filed an amended lawsuit.
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