Synopsis of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Movies Office: Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of a day recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians watch for trailblazing performer, the mythical “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a warfare of wills with her white supervisor and producer over manage of her music. As the band waits within the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, bold trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) – who has an eye for Ma’s lady friend and is determined to stake his personal declare at the song enterprise – spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of testimonies revealing truths so that it will for all time change the route in 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 via George C. Wolfe and adapted for the display screen by way of Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the film is produced by way of Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige and Dusan Brown co-star alongside Grammy® winner Branford Marsalis’ rating.
IMDb ID: tt10514222