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Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson and others help celebrate Clive Davis at the Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 01:48

The music legend's documentary, ''Clive David: The Soundtrack of our Lives,'' kicks of the festival with a star-studded concert. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off on a high-note on Wednesday (April 19) at New York's Radio City Music Hall. Music legends Aretha Franklin, Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick and others were brought together by music executive Clive Davis who premiered his new documentary film "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" at the 16th annual festival. Festival co-founder, Robert De Niro called Davis legend: "We are so happy to give him all the respect and to open the festival with his movie, it's great." The screening of the film, based on Davis' autobiographer, was followed by performances from Barry Manilow, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind and Fire and Dionne Warwick. The festival will run from April 19-30 and will feature 200 films, documentaries, television shows and immersive installations.

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Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson and others help celebrate Clive Davis at the Tribeca Film Festival

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 01:48