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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

94 mins
2020
BBFC 15

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"Chadwick Boseman glorious in his final film role"

Peter Bradshaw

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 (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 trumpeter 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.


Starring:
Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman
Director:
George C. Wolfe
Language:
English
Country:
USA