Join SUO Campus Life for an exciting Netflix screening of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, featuring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman.
Register here to get your Zoom link. Login at 7pm on Thursday Feb.11th to join others for this event. We'll send through the Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) link in the Zoom chat at that time. Haven't Telepartied before? Prior to joining, everyone needs to sign into their own Netflix account, and needs to install the Teleparty Chrome extension.
About the film:
"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 (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis). 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 (Chadwick Boseman) — 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.
Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson’s play, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society’s prejudices dictate their worth. Directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, the film is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige and Dusan Brown co-star alongside Grammy® winner Branford Marsalis’ score." Description from film.netflixawards.com