Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

UK 15 Certificate
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December 18, 2020
Director
Runtime
1 Hour 34 Minutes
Genre
Drama, Music
Language
English
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strong language, references to racism

Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary “Mother of the Blues,” Ma Rainey. Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee — who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry — spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives.

Last updated
October 24, 2020

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