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Fences (12A)

Dir: Denzel Washington | USA | 2016 |139 mins

Denzel Washington directs and stars in the multi-Oscar nominated drama Fences – adapted from August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play – alongside a superb Viola Davis.

Washington is Troy Maxson, who lives in 1950s Pittsburgh with his wife Rose (Davis) and son Cory (Jovan Adepo). A waste collector, he dreamed of a baseball career but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. Trying to be a good man, his lost chance at glory eats at him until finally he makes a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. An immeasurably powerful drama exploring the terrible effects of inequality on individual lives, with heavyweight performances from its justly celebrated leads.

Earlier Event: 18 April
Fences (12A)
Later Event: 20 April
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