Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

A 2020 American drama film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by George C. Wolfe and written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, based on the play of the same name by August Wilson. The film centers on a fateful recording session of “Mother of the Blues” by Ma Rainey in 1927 Chicago. The film is the final film of A very well known actor Chadwick Boseman. Know about movie details, release date, plot, storyline, cast and crew, trailer video, wiki, and more.

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Details

Directed by: George C. Wolfe
Produced by: Denzel Washington, Todd Black, Dany Wolf
Screenplay by: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Based on: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom by August Wilson
Starring: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts
Music by: Branford Marsalis
Cinematography: Tobias A. Schliessler
Edited by: Andrew Mondshein
Production Companies: Mundy Lane Entertainment, Escape Artists
Distributed by: Netflix
Release Date: November 25, 2020 (United States)
Running Time: 94 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $20–30 million

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Movie Plot/ Storyline

The film is based on the 1982 play of the same name by August Wilson and centers on a fateful recording session of the hugely influential real-life early blues singer Ma Rainey in 1927 Chicago.
According to the official synopsis, “Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians awaits trailblazing performer, the legendary ‘Mother of the Blues,’ Ma Rainey“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.

Cast & Crew

  • Viola Davis as Ma Rainey
  • Chadwick Boseman as Levee
  • Glynn Turman as Toledo
  • Colman Domingo as Cutler
  • Michael Potts as Slow Drag
  • Taylour Paige as Dussie Mae
  • Dusan Brown as Sylvester
  • Jonny Coyne as Sturdyvant
  • Jeremy Shamos as Irvin
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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Release date 

The film was theatrically released in select theaters on November 25, 2020, before streaming on December 18, 2020, on Netflix


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