2021 (USA) 145 minutes

Directed by: Liesl Tommy

Aretha Louise Franklin, who passed away in 2018, was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Referred to as the “Queen of Soul ” she has twice been placed 9th in Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. This musical biopic follows the first two decades of Franklin’s life, from being born as a musical prodigy in an affluent African-American family, the effect of losing her mother at age 10 to her arduous rise to international musical stardom, while simultaneously enduring an abusive marriage and constraints of patriarchy, ultimately concluding with the recording of her influential live album Amazing Grace.

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