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USA | 139 min | PG-13 | DCP | Dir. Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington directed and stars in this adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball's color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson is prone to taking out his frustrations on his loved ones. 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. (Rotten Tomatoes)

"What is most remarkable about this film is how thoroughly — how painfully, how honestly, how beautifully — it answers the question 'What about my life?'" - A. O. Scott (The NYTimes)

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