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Tilburg International Club Movie Nightby Yolonda van Riel

17.09.2021. Respect – what I give Jennifer Hudson for taking on the iconic role of Aretha Franklin. It must have been a daunting task to try and emulate the “Queen of Soul” but I can’t imagine anyone else capable of singing all those hits any better (except Aretha, of course!)

A small group of tic movie lovers gathered for the film at Cinecitta and, although our seats were quite close to the front, it was almost like being at a concert.

The film depicts Aretha’s life from a young girl into adulthood and how she overcame an overbearing father (played by Forest Whitaker), the death of her mother and abusive relationships to find her voice – both physically and figuratively. The film was over 2 hours but, if you haven’t seen it, make sure you stay through the credits to see a live performance from Aretha Franklin that is totally worth the wait!

Check out our movie review of The Honest Thief!


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  1. […] world. We have also arranged some other nice things like GLOW Eindhoven, an English comedy show, movie night and book club. Hopefully you were able to join us for some of those fun events. New Board […]

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