Saturday, April 22nd
1:30 PM (Doors Open @ 12:30 PM)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood
7101 Hamilton Ave., PGH 15208
All seats $5
Director: Denzel Washington Genre: Period Drama Length: 139 Minutes
Screenplay: August Wilson (Based on his play)
Country: USA Languages: English
Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actress, Viola Davis
Synopsis (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)
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 winner 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.