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Fences

Fences

Fences
Release Date:
10th May 2017

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.

Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh who once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. Bitter that baseball’s colour barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. To create further tension in his family, Maxon squashes his son’s chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Both Washington and co-star Viola Davis won Tonys for their performances in the 2010 revival of the play. Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, and Mykelti Williamson round out the supporting cast.