Respect – Screening October 22, 24 – 28!
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, Respect is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
“a soul-stirring performance…it’s not hard to see why Franklin saw Hudson as the perfect person to portray her story. The Oscar winner stuns with an almost identical vigor, attitude, and regality befitting a queen — so don’t be surprised if she nabs her second Academy Award for this…This stellar cast doesn’t have one weak link” (IGN)
“The great Aretha Franklin deserves a biopic this epic scale, packed with extended musical sequences and excellent performances. At the centre of this one, Jennifer Hudson transforms herself so honestly, and without gimmickry, that it’s often breathtaking…Hudson is simply astonishing in the role” (Shadows On The Wall)
“Jennifer Hudson deserves an Oscar nomination at the very least…Hudson gives a definitive performance.” (London Evening Standard)
“Jennifer Hudson is stellar…the performances are strong, and the music is beyond compare.” (North Shore Movies)