Bessie (2015) (7NR)
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Release Date: September 1, 2015.
"A raw, gutsy performance."
The Hollywood Reporter.
Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees. This film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into "The Empress Of The Blues," who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and continues to be an enduring icon today. -- (C) HBO Films, 2015, USA.
Starring Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tory Kittles, Tika Sumpter, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton, Mo'Nique.
Directed by Dee Rees.
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music.
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