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Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s 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.
Forest Whitaker, Jason Cloth, Sue Baden-Powell, Liesl Tommy, Tituss Burgess, Mary J. Blige, Aaron L. Gilbert, Scott Bernstein, Audra McDonald, Tate Donovan, Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Mason, Marc Maron, Marlon Wayans, Saycon Sengbloh, Hailey Kilgore, Skye Dakota Turner, Tracey Scott Wilson, Stacy Sher, Heather Headley
While Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb first begin performing together in the late 1950s, much of their popularity comes after they write songs for the 1977 film "Saturday Night Fever" that prolongs the popularity of disco and leads to one of the top selling albums ever. The trio's worldwide sales of over 220 million records established them as one of the biggest selling groups of all time.
Born in London as Mary O'Brien in 1939, Springfield became the finest white soul singer of her era, scoring such hits as "I Only Want to Be With You" and "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself." In 1969, Springfield released what is widely considered her masterpiece, "Dusty in Memphis," an album that yielded the classic "Son of a Preacher Man" but was a commercial failure. The singer battled substance abuse and a decline in artistic fortunes that ended only when she dueted with the Pet Shop Boys for 1990's "What Have I Done to Deserve This?" She died in 1999 at age 59 after a long battle with cancer.
Story centers on a recently divorced father who joins a "youthful cover band" to fund a custody battle against his ex-wife.
During a period when he is poised to become folk music's most seminal figure, young Bob Dylan embraces rock ‘n’ roll and trades his acoustic guitar for an amp and an electric guitar, and it creates a huge outcry. And it cements the status of rock music.
The movie chronicles late Motown legend Marvin Gaye's self-imposed exile in Europe after years of battling drugs, domestic issues and label headaches. There, he was rescued by a promoter who helped Gaye record his biggest-selling album, "Midnight Love," which yielded the monster comeback hit, "Sexual Healing." Gaye's life was cut short the day before his 45th birthday in 1984, when his father killed him.
A human rights activist, sexual revolutionary, and political maverick, Fela Kuti was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. He was the king of Afrobeat, a fusion of jazz, funk, psychedelic rock, and Yoruba chants and rhythms. Taking on Nigeria’s rapidly changing and often corrupt government in the 1970s, Fela pushed boundaries in art and life. His legacy as a charismatic visionary continues to inspire the contemporary hip-hop world and generations of artists who believe in the power of music to transform people and cultures.
A biopic of Belfast, Ireland-based music legend Terri Hooley, founder of the Good Vibrations record store and record label, home of punk rockers The Undertones and Rudi and the Outcasts.
Master P changed the music game in the 90's with an eighty-twenty distribution deal with Priority records, the first of its kind. Selling over one hundred million records independently, making No Limit one of the most successful Hip Hop labels to date.
Samantha Miller, a talented singer-songwriter, had a semi-hit record early in her career but nothing since. Now 52 and questioning life’s meaning, she is haunted by past choices in love, family and career.