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Aretha Franklin documentary premiers at Belcourt Theatre

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Apr 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-02 19:34:00-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The first public premiere of the Aretha Franklin documentary, "AMAZING GRACE" will be held on April 9 at the Belcourt Theatre.

The screening is being hosted by the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) and will be free to the public.

“AMAZING GRACE,” a feature-length live taping of Aretha Franklin’s 1972 gospel concert show Franklin in the prime of her career.

“The documentary allows audiences to experience the soulful influences of Aretha Franklin, who grew up immersed in the African American church. In returning to her spiritual roots, Aretha is at her best in establishing a communal relationship with viewers and in demonstrating the all-consuming, compelling force of gospel music.” said NMAAM senior curator Dr. Dina Bennett.

Tickets for the April 9 showing are sold out, but he Belcourt Theatre will be showing the documentary on multi-weekend run beginning April 19.