Fences (2016)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Marriage Drama, Urban Drama  |   Release Date - Dec 16, 2016 (USA - Limited), Dec 25, 2016 (USA - Expanding)  |   Run Time - 138 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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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.

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baseball-player, Black [race], family-abuse, garbage, garbage-truck

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High Artistic Quality