Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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 (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, truths, and lies that will forever change the course of their lives.

MPAA Rating:R
Genre:Drama, Music
Country:United States
Directed By:George C. Wolfe
Written By:August Wilson, Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Cast:Viola Davis, Colman Domingo, Taylour Paige, Chadwick Boseman, Jeremy Shamos, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Jonny Coyne, Dusan Brown, Joshua Harto
In Theaters:Dec 18, 2020
Runtime:1 hour 33 minutes
Available On:Netflix
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