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Delayed for decades, Aretha Franklin's 'Amazing Grace' hitting screens. This documentary capturing the Queen of Soul's 1972 gospel sessions (at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles ), is finally headed to theaters after decades of legal and technical snags. What it reveals is the glory of Aretha seeing the light.


Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.


Actor Michael K. Williams has revealed that his long in the works biopic about trumpeter Miles Davis is moving ahead. The project, titled Miles and Me, focuses on the relationship between Davis and his biographer Quincy Troupe Jr.


As a new film about Miles Davis hits the screens, Jazzonline looks at the best jazz films and biopics in history, including movies about Billie Holiday, Bessie Smith, Dave Brubeck and Charlie Parker among others. 


Set for wide release in April 14, 2017, CHASING TRANE is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform.


The Berlin International Film Festival 2017 opened with the world premiere of Etienne Comar’s directorial debut Django, a biopic of jazz legend Django Reinhardt, starring Reda Kateb.


A documentary by Nikos Xanthopoulos and Kyriakos Liarakos inspired by Kardamili jazz festival, which takes place every year in Kardamili, in the municipality of Western Mani in the Peloponnese. Under the sound of jazz a visit in the small village of 400 inhabitants in southern Greece is transformed into a spiritual musical life experience. 


Born to be Blue reimagines Baker's life as a mixture of fact and fiction, picking up his story late in his career when, after years of heroin abuse, financial loss, and public disgrace, he attempts to stage a comeback in the late 60's.


After years of rumors, speculation and backlash, the Nina Simone biopic starring Zoe Saldana will finally be available for viewing this spring.