Established soulstress Beyoncé and Oscar®-winning newcomer Jennifer Hudson fight it out for lead vocals in this all-star diva-thon based on the award-winning Broadway musical of the same name.
Taking us back to the turbulent 1960s and 70s through the eyes of one Detroit R&B girl group The Dreamettes (a riff on The Supremes), singers Effie (Hudson), Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose), and Deena (Beyoncé) are discovered at a talent competition by slippery car salesman-turned-music manager (Jamie Foxx) who offers them their big break. However, they soon realise that the cost of fame and fortune may be higher than they ever imagined.
You've seen the dream - now experience the reality! After the film, join us in the Café/Bar from 22:45 until late for Soul Sister No.1, a celebration of female stardom from Aretha to Beyoncé and everyone in between. As a special treat for our Black Star launch event, Come The Revolution bring you Kid Sister Selecta. Bristol based, but American born, Kid Sis is all about celebrating women in music. Creating weekly radio shows for The World is Listening on BCFM radio, expect strong female vibes across all genres.No pain, just pleasure, playing everything from blues, jazz, funk and Soul... and maybe just a drop of dancehall. Kid Sister Selecta dares you not to dance! We'll also have some brilliant Bristol singers including Kizzy Morrell and Soul Supremes, Britain's answer to Dreamgirls, with us on the night so girls and boys - embrace your inner diva and join us!
Presented by Come the Revolution in partnership with Ujima Radio as part of
These events are supported by Film Hub South West & West Midlands, part of the Film Audience Network, awarding funds from the National Lottery.