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Encore gala showing of ‘Respect’ to be held this week

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Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in RESPECT. (Photograph by Quantrell D. Colbert)

An encore charity showing of the biopic of Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin will be held this week after the massive success of last week’s premiere.

Va Va Productions decided to stage a second performance of the smash hit Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson, with part proceeds going to the Bermuda Entertainers Union and to charities that support women and children who are mentally, physically and sexually abused.

The second showing will also feature a premiere style party and a performance by Bermuda’s “first lady of soul”, Sheila Smith and the Soul Sisters accompanied by The Unit band.

Selena “Va Va” Fields, president of the BEU, said the encore show was “in response to the numerous calls and text messages we received from our BEU members and our community supporters who were not able to attend the preview event …”

The film will be shown 6.30pm on Thursday in Dockyard’s The Media Lounge, the former Neptune Theatre.

Attendance will be limited to 50 people because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Tickets are $80 and can be bought by calling 338-8029.

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Published August 24, 2021 at 7:53 am (Updated August 24, 2021 at 7:39 am)

Encore gala showing of ‘Respect’ to be held this week

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