Sunday, December 25, 2016

FENCES

Janet's TAKE: #fencesmovie Commanding performances by Washington & @ViolaDavis make this powerful adaptation a must-see: A-

FENCES is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed


of a baseball career, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. -Paramount Pictures