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Source:  Detroit Free Press

Like a tantalizing treasure locked in a box, an Aretha Franklin masterpiece has sat just out of reach for 46 years.

Now the world will finally get a look at “Amazing Grace,” the much-anticipated, long-thwarted film that documented the 1972 church sessions in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles that hatched Franklin’s best-selling gospel album of the same name.

After years of technical snags and legal entanglements, the singer’s estate has cleared the way for the film’s release — just in time for Academy Awards consideration.

“Amazing Grace” will premiere Monday at the DOC NYC film festival in Manhattan, ahead of runs in Los Angeles (Nov. 20-27, Laemmle’s Monica Film Center) and New York (Dec. 7-14, Film Forum).

Producers expect to lock down a distribution deal for a wide theatrical release in 2019.

Read the story at the Detroit Free Press.

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