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Respect (2021)

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This screening is Pay What You Wish in honor of Juneteenth and will be preceded by the 2020 Academy Award-winning Animated Short Film, Hair Love.

To learn more about the free 2022 Juneteenth Celebration on Sunday, June 19, 2022 in Phoenixville, and to view a schedule of events, click here. The festival is hosted by Black Light Projects, Diversity in Action, Orion Communities, and Communities that Care.

Juneteenth is a Federal Holiday that marks the date in 1865 when word reached Texas, more than two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, that slavery had been abolished and those enslaved were free. Learn more about Juneteenth’s significance from the museum scholars of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.

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“[Jennifer Hudson is] a winning presence, the expertise and exuberance with which she recreates the great songs at least distinguishing Respect as a superior jukebox tribute.” – Uncut Magazine

FILM SYNOPSIS

Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s (Jennifer Hudson) 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.

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  • Genre Musical
  • Director Liesl Tommy
  • Released 2021
  • Runtime 2h 25m
  • Rated PG-13
  • Studio MGM
  • CountryUnited States

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