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Fri 24 – Thu 30 Sep



"★★★★ – Jennifer Hudson’s voice rivals that of the Queen of Soul in this powerful musical biopic" – The Times


"★★★★ – packs plenty of heart and soul" – NME


"★★★★ – Jennifer Hudson deserves an Oscar nomination at the very least" – Evening Standard


Jennifer Hudson shines as in this Aretha Franklin biopic, packed with the beloved Queen of Soul’s hits.


Director Liesl Tommy follows Aretha’s career from a childhood spent singing in a church choir to her rise to international superstardom, offering a fascinating look at one of the most influential female vocalist’s in history and her difficult journey to find her voice.


Oscar-winner Hudson (who was personally chosen by Aretha before she passed away) is on stirring, committed form; and the superb supporting cast includes Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans and Marc Maron.

Dir: Liesl Tommy

Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald

USA / Canada 2021, 145mins

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