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Fences

Contributor(s): Washington, Denzel | Davis, Viola | Henderson, Stephen Mckinley | Adepo, Jovan | Hornsby, Russell | Williamson, Mykelti.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: [United States] : Paramount, 2017Edition: Widescreen ed.Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 138 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.DDC classification: 791.43/72
Production Credits: Director, Denzel Washington.
Awards: Award Winners.Cast: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson.Summary: A black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh is 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. Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. He has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can, a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.Review: "You don't get groundbreaking cinema from Fences, but what you do get - two titanic performances and an immeasurable American drama - makes up for that."--Boston GlobeReview: "Washington and Davis' performances... invite us in to an intimate place that's messy and painful and hard to shake. It's as good as screen acting gets."--Entertainment WeeklyReview: "Under Washington's earnest but plain direction, scenes of loose-limbed riffing ... soar above the drama's conspicuous mechanisms and symbolism."--New Yorker
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DVD movie

Director, Denzel Washington.

Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Mckinley Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson.

A black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh is 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. Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. He has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy Maxson has learned to deal with the only way he can, a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.

"You don't get groundbreaking cinema from Fences, but what you do get - two titanic performances and an immeasurable American drama - makes up for that."--Boston Globe

"Washington and Davis' performances... invite us in to an intimate place that's messy and painful and hard to shake. It's as good as screen acting gets."--Entertainment Weekly

"Under Washington's earnest but plain direction, scenes of loose-limbed riffing ... soar above the drama's conspicuous mechanisms and symbolism."--New Yorker

MPAA rating: PG-13.

DVD.

English audio; English, French, Spanish subtitles.

Award Winners.

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