Fences is directed by and starring Denzel Washington in an adaptation of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, which centers on a black garbage collector named Troy Maxson in 1950s Pittsburgh. Bitter that baseball’s color barrier was only broken after his own heyday in the Negro Leagues, Maxson takes out his frustrations on loved ones.

Fences (2016) Drama | 139min | 25 December 2016 (USA) 7.2
Director: Denzel WashingtonWriter: August WilsonStars: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen McKinley HendersonSummary: Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.


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