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Ma

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (R)

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 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.

Showtimes for
Saturday, January 16

No Showtimes Available.

Details

Drama , Musical
1 hr. 34 min.

Director

George C. Wolfe

Writer

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Cast

Viola Davis
Chadwick Boseman
Glynn Turman
Colman Domingo
Michael Potts
Jonny Coyne

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