Fences (12A)


From the archive

This film was last shown on 2 March 2017

August Wilson’s play Fences won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987 and talk of a film has been afoot ever since. The story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker whose dreams of a baseball career were dashed by the major leagues refusal to admit black players, is one long told on the American stage. Full of rage and too old for anything to make a difference when things finally change, Troy makes a fateful decision that threatens to tear his family apart. Reprising their extraordinary Tony winning performances are Denzel Washington and Viola Davis as Troy’s fierce and loyal wife Rose. Fences is bold, gripping, epic, personal and full of drama.


Denzel Washington
139 mins
Denzel Washington, Stephen Henderson, Viola Davis


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