Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Plot
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. 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 …
December 18, 2020.
Where to Watch
On its Official Netflix Site.
Trailer. MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM Trailer (2020) Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Drama Movie
Cast & Crew
Original title: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Country: United States
Director: George C. Wolfe
Screenwriter: Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Play: August Wilson)
Music: Branford Marsalis
Cinematography: Tobias A. Schliessler
Cast: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Joshua Harto, Taylour Paige, Jonny Coyne, Jeremy Shamos, Michael Potts, Scott Matheny, Dusan Brown, Phil Nardozzi, Daniel Johnson, Roger Petan, Ron L. Haynes
Producer: Netflix. Producer: Denzel Washington. Distributed by Netflix