The 15th Free Zone Film Festival will take place from November 7 to 12, in seven cinemas in Belgrade, Novi Sad and Nis.
On November 7, the festival will officially open with the movie Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace at Kombank Dvorana, the Novi Sad Cultural Centre and the Cineplexx cinema in Nis.
Amazing Grace is a 2018 concert film directed by Sydney Pollack and later realized by producer Alan Elliott. The film features Aretha Franklin recording her 1972 live album of the same name. It co-stars: James Cleveland, C. L. Franklin, Bernard Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward, with cameos by Mick Jagger, Sydney Pollack, and Charlie Watts.
After Franklin’s death in 2018, her family made an arrangement to release the film, which premiered at the Doc NYC in 2018, before being released worldwide on April 5, 2019. The film has received critical acclaim.
For more information about the films that will be screened at the Festival, please click here.
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