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B’scursion: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
February 19, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Join B’scursion’s second watch party in honor of Black History Month! This week, we will be watching Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the recent Netflix adaptation of August Wilson’s play of the same name. The film tells a fictionalized story of Ma Rainey, a real blues singer who recorded music during the 1920s. Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman both received nominations for Golden Globes for their performances in this movie, which explores the exploitation of black recording artists by white producers in the early 20th century. Sign up with this form to attend our watch party on Feb 19th 7-8:45 EST, and join us afterward to discuss the story and how the play was adapted to film!