Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (movie)

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Directed byGeorge C. Wolfe
Produced by
Screenplay byRuben Santiago-Hudson
Based onMa Rainey's Black Bottom
by August Wilson
Music byBranford Marsalis
CinematographyTobias A. Schliessler
Edited byAndrew Mondshein
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • November 25, 2020 (2020-11-25) (United States)
Running time
94 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$20–30 million[2]

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a 2020 American drama movie directed by George C. Wolfe and written by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. It is based on the play of the same name by August Wilson.

The movie was produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black, and Dany Wolf. It stars Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman, with Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, and Michael Potts.

The movie is about Ma Rainey and talks about her career in Chicago during the 1920s and how her career was affected by racism.

It was released on a limited theatrical release on November 25, 2020, before beginning to stream on Netflix on December 18.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom". Netflix. Retrieved October 31, 2020.
  2. Moreau, Jordan (October 30, 2020). "'Mank' First Reactions: David Fincher Is a 'Technical Genius' With 'Exquisitely Crafted' Film". Variety. Retrieved November 2, 2020.