The NOMCAST - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Review w/ Marvin Pittman of Forces of Geek
Host Andrew Morgan is joined by Forces of Geek contributing writer Marvin Pittman to break down the latest adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, starring Viola Davis (Fences, The Help, "How To Get Away With Murder") & Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther, 42, Marshall) in his final performance after he lost his battle with cancer a few months ago.
They discuss if this is the best performance of Boseman's shortened career, the Oscar chances for Davis & Boseman, the impressive cast & crew assembled by producer Denzel Washington, the themes of The Great Migration & Jim Crow, & even a fun story about the "We Are The World" recording sessions back in the 80s.
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Chicago, 1927. A recording session. Tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Davis), her ambitious horn player (Boseman) and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues". Based on Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play.