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Movie Night: Respect
June 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrate Juneteenth with this movie about the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin! Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16, Meeting Room B, Round Rock Public Library.
About the movie
Respect is a 2021 American biographical musical drama film directed by Liesl Tommy (in her feature directorial debut), written by Tracey Scott Wilson and Callie Khouri, and is based on the life of American singer Aretha Franklin. The film stars Jennifer Hudson as Franklin, with Forest Whitaker, Marlon Wayans, Audra McDonald, Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, and Mary J. Blige in supporting roles. The film 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 enduring an abusive marriage, ultimately concluding with the recording of her influential live album Amazing Grace (1972).
Please note: This film is Rated PG-13.
All are welcome. Feel free to bring a comfy cushion or chair, and snacks!