Next Screening? “Respect,” and lots of it

I am at my favorite non arthouse cinema, the Regal Winter Park 20, Florida flagship of the chain, a lone white boy in a sea of Aretha fans of color.

Because some of us have taste.

MGM is having a nationwide Preview at 4 this afternoon, so if you’re close to a Cineplex, get busy.

I hope the long COVID winter that kept this onetime awards contender from release was worth. Killer cast, Jennifer Hudson was born to play this woman, and the songs still give me chills.

I’m most curious to see Marc Maron’s take on producer, believer, keeper of the Atlantic Records faith Jerry Wexler. He retired to the coast of Florida just before I moved here and a friend helped me track him down once I started work here.

A genuine fan, even after he and Aretha fallout, he had lots of stories about the diva’s diva and great talent that music was slow to discover and America was slow to embrace.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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