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Respect (12A)

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her church choir to international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of a musical icon’s journey to find her voice.

This biographical muscial drama follows the first two decades of Aretha Franklin’s life, from being born as a musical prodigy in an affluent African-American family, the effect of losing her mother atthe age of ten, to her arduous rise to international musical stardom, while simultaneously enduring an abusive marriage and the constraints of patriarchy, ultimately concluding with the recording of her influential live album Amazing Grace (1971).

  • DIRECTOR: Liesl Tommy
  • CAST: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron

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