Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman’s fight to the end.
|Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom has big themes but told in such a small and intimate way, and that paradox, for some (myself included) will feel lacking, not wholly satisfying, despite a very compelling movie with some very powerful performances. August Wilson’s stage play from 1982 is brought to life by Viola Davis as the trailblazing Ma Rainey and the late Chadwick Boseman in his tragically final and finest work.||2020 |
Directed by: George C. Wolfe
Screenplay by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Based on the play by August Wilson
Starring: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman