Fences

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    139 mins
  • Release Date
    2016
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play comes to life on the big screen from Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, who directs and stars as former professional baseball player Troy, alongside his wife Rose (Academy Award winner Viola Davis). Tension is stirred within the family when Troy denies his teenange son's (Jovan Adepo) dream of playing college football, and comes home with a baby he had through an affair. Davis won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her earth-shattering performance. Rated 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Academy Awards Best Picture nominee FENCES also stars Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The Seattle Times raves, "FENCES wraps you and whirls you in a heady cyclone of words, ultimately dropping you gently on the ground, moved and changed and unexpectedly uplifted by the journey."
DIRECTED BY:
Denzel Washington
WRITTEN BY:
August Wilson
CAST INCLUDES:
Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Stephen Henderson, Saniyya Sidney

SYNOPSIS

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son’s (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Fences

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    139 mins
  • Release Date
    2016
  • Countries
    USA
  • Languages
    English
DIRECTED BY
Denzel Washington
WRITTEN BY
August Wilson
CAST INCLUDES
Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Mykelti Williamson, Russell Hornsby, Stephen Henderson, Saniyya Sidney
August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play comes to life on the big screen from Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, who directs and stars as former professional baseball player Troy, alongside his wife Rose (Academy Award winner Viola Davis). Tension is stirred within the family when Troy denies his teenange son's (Jovan Adepo) dream of playing college football, and comes home with a baby he had through an affair. Davis won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her earth-shattering performance. Rated 92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, Academy Awards Best Picture nominee FENCES also stars Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney. The Seattle Times raves, "FENCES wraps you and whirls you in a heady cyclone of words, ultimately dropping you gently on the ground, moved and changed and unexpectedly uplifted by the journey."

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son’s (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.