Some people build fences to keep people out — and other people build fences to keep people in. Academy Award® winner* Denzel Washington and Academy Award® nominee Viola Davis deliver the “performance-driven masterpiece”** of the year in the film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. Washington's directorial triumph “connects with people on a deep, emotional level”*** and pulses with the universal truths of love and forgiveness, despite what lies beyond your own fence.
* 2002, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Training Day. 1990, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Glory.
** April Wolfe, Village Voice
*** Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
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