Based on the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning play of the same name by August Wilson, Fences is the story of Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career, but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. He tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, and causes him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.
Directed by Denzel Washington and nominated for Four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Washington), Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Washington Post - "Ringing with both ancient wisdom and searing relevance, 'Fences' feels as if it's been crafted for the ages, and for this very minute."
Rolling Stone - "In bringing August Wilson to the screen for the first time, director-star Washington does the playwright proud by refusing to slice 'Fences' into small pieces and serve it to short attention spans"
San Francisco Chronicle - "Washington delivers not only one of the year's best performances, but one of the best self-directed performances in cinema history."
Entertainment Weekly - "Washington and Davis' performances... invite us in to an intimate place that's messy and painful and hard to shake. It's as good as screen acting gets."
Rated PG-13. Run time 2 hours 13 minutes.
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