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Review Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

Rachel Caldecott

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Title: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Tagline: It would be an empty world without the blues.

Genre: Drama, Music

Director: George C. Wolfe

Cast: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Jeremy Shamos, Jonny Coyne, Taylour Paige, Dusan Brown, Joshua Harto, Quinn VanAntwerp, Antonio Fierro, Roger Petan

Release: 2020-11-25

Runtime: 94

Plot: Tensions rise when the trailblazing Mother of the Blues and her band gather at a Chicago recording studio in 1927. Adapted from August Wilson's play.

With the late great Chadwick Boseman. Superb film.