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Coming soon to a movie…experience near you is The High Note, starring two daughters of Hollywood, Emmy nominee and Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award winner Tracee Ellis Ross and Robert Altman Spirit Award winner Dakota Johnson.

Helmed by Canadian-American filmmaker Nisha Ganatra, a Golden Globe-winning director of Amazon Prime Video’s Transparent, this looks and sounds and vibes like an oh-so-insightful dramedy about Los Angeles’ dazzling music scene, as well as a lament on how the music industry treats and does women of a certain age (meaning over 40).

The High Note centers on Grace Davis (Tracee Ellis Ross), a superstar whose talent, and ego, have gotten beyond her. Johnson’s Maggie, her overworked personal assistant, is there to keep Grace grounded and on track, but, of course, that means her job costs her dearly and her dream of becoming a producer keeps getting further away from her.

Everything comes to a head when Grace’s long-time manager (Ice Cube) puts a choice on the table that could alter the course of her career and both of the ladies’ future.

Will she play it safe or will Grace finally listen to her heart again? Watch The High Note, listen to Ross sing some six songs, including “Love Myself,” which dropped as a single today (Sarah “The Middle” Aarons and Greg “Hello” Kurstin co-wrote the original song), and find out what happens, when the movie becomes available for home premiere on May 29 (three weeks late due to the COVID-19 pandemic). The $19.99 rental will be available for a 48-hour viewing period.

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