Respect (Early Doors) 12A

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This film was last shown on 23 September 2021

Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whittaker and Marlon Wayans charts Aretha Franklin’s journey from church choir to international stardom, set against the political upheaval of the time. For many, Aretha Franklin’s name is synonymous with a no-nonsense voice that lilted across several octaves for several decades and over 38 studio albums, all while seeking agency from the controlling men around her. Franklin’s story was one of great pain and great discovery as she navigated her own power beyond the virtues of her upbringing, and then later the vices of fame, with these events in her personal life greatly informing her music.


Liesl Tommy
2 hours 25 minutes
Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans


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