“Fences” is a 2016 drama film directed by and starring Denzel Washington, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name by August Wilson. The movie tells the story of Troy Maxson, a working-class African American man living in 1950s Pittsburgh, who struggles with his past experiences and the challenges of raising a family.
The film features a strong ensemble cast, including Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, and Jovan Adepo, among others. It explores themes such as race, family dynamics, and the pursuit of the American Dream, as Troy and his family grapple with the consequences of his choices and actions.
“Fences” was highly acclaimed for its powerful performances, particularly those of Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role. The film was also praised for its faithful adaptation of Wilson’s play and its nuanced portrayal of complex characters and themes.
Overall, “Fences” is regarded as a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of the African American experience and the complexities of human relationships.
Duration: 139 min.