Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom  
Released:  Friday, December 18, 2020  
Length:  104 minutes
Studio: Netflix
Genre: Drama
Rating: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaUnder 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Synopsis

Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious cornet player Levee (Chadwick Boseman) — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.

Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society’s prejudices dictate their worth. Directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the film is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige, Dusan Brown, Jeremy Shamos, and Jonny Coyne co-star alongside Grammy® winner Branford Marsalis’ score.

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For today& movie review, Austin Putnam reviews the latest Netflix movie, MA RAINEY& BLACK BOTTOM!

Movie / Film Review
Davis is simply wonderful in her portrayal of the talented and hard as nails Rainey.
Full Review | Grade: A

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