First Friday Film: Respect

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This biopic follows the rise of Aretha Franklin's career from a young child singing in her father's church's choir to her international superstardom. It's the story of the music icon's journey to find her voice and become the Queen of Soul. The film stars Jennifer Hudson's as Aretha and Forrest Whitaker as her father, the Rev, C.L. Franklin. Hudson is mentioned often by film critics who expect her performance to garner many awards.