On this episode, the GeekScholars host a spoiler-free discussion and review of Fences, an adaptions of the August Wilson play, which tells the story of a black family’s internal and external struggles in 1950’s Pittsburgh
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Paramount Home Media Distribution is releasing multiple Oscar® nominee Fences (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay) on Digital HD (February 24th) and Blu-ray Combo Pack (March 14th).
Features on the Blu-ray include: Expanding the Audience: From Stage to Screen; The Company of Fences; Building Fences: Denzel Washington; Playing the Part: Rose Maxon, and August Wilson’s Hill District.
August Wilson’s play Fences is a timeless – and therefore timely – story about an African American man dealing with race relations, marriage, fatherhood and a past that was never quite what he wanted it to be.
Fences is the story of a one-time promising baseball player, now working as a Pittsburgh garbage collector, and the complicated relationships with his wife, son, and friends.
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reprise their Tony Award-winning performances in the film – directed by Washington. The film’s ensemble cast includes Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, Jovan Adepo and Saniyya Sydney.
Fences will be in theaters on December 25th. The intense new trailer follows the break.