I highly recommend everyone go see the film adaptation of August Wilson’s play “FENCES”. Starring and directed by Denzel Washington, the film chronicles the complexities of an African American patriarch, frustrated by broken dreams and minimal opportunities in the backdrop of 1957 Pittsburgh.
Wilson won both a Pulitzer Prize as well as a Tony award for the play. Denzel and Viola, who plays his wife, have been nominated for best actor and actress in every category named to date. The writing, story and acting alone are noteworthy enough to take the time (and money) and visit a theater.
However, see the movie for two other important and specific reasons. READ MORE