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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (15)
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (15)
Wednesday 11 August 7.30pm

An American drama film based on the play of the same name.
Tensions and tempers simmer over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago, as the legendary "Mother of the Blues", Ma Rainey (played by the Oscar-winning Viola Davis), clashes with her controlling white manager. Meanwhile, her ambitious young cornet player Levee, played by the late Chadwick Boseman in his final performance, is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry. In the studio's claustrophobic rehearsal room, Levee's provocations stir his fellow musicians to reveal truths that will forever change the course of their lives. Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is packed with bold and blistering performances and makes a powerful legacy for the brilliant Chadwick Boseman.

Cast: Viola Davies, Chadwick Boseman, Taylour Paige, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo,
Director: George C. Wolfe
Running time: 1 hour 33 mins
Cert: 15 - Contains strong language, references to racism.

Tickets: £8 (£7)

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