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NoVES Saturday at the Movies

  • Saturday, February 13, 2021
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • A Virtual Screening and Discussion

NoVES Saturday at the Movies

When: Saturday, February 13th, 2021 7:00 – 9:30 PM, EDT

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) [Drama, Music]


The next NoVES Movie Series Discussion event will be held this Saturday. This is a movie showing via Zoom followed by a discussion.  It will start by broadcasting the movie so that we may watch it together. The movie itself is 1 hour 34 minutes.

This movie is available on NETFLIX.  If you have already seen the movie, you may join the Zoom Meeting at around 9:00 PM to participate in the discussion.

EVENT DETAILS:  Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) R

I was looking for a movie appropriate for Black History Month.  There were lots to choose from.  I picked this one because it is uplifting, has music, a stellar cast, and I wanted to see it. – Randy

IMDB includes this summary of the movie:

Ma Rainey's Black BottomTensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary "Mother of the Blues," Ma Rainey (Academy Award® winner Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio's claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious trumpeter Levee (Chadwick Boseman) - who has an eye for Ma's girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry - spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives. Adapted from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's play, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM celebrates the transformative power of the blues and the artists who refuse to let society's prejudices dictate their worth. Directed by George C. Wolfe and adapted for the screen by Ruben ... Written by Netflix

The Zoom link for the movie showing is included below.

I look forward to showing this movie and the discussion.


Randy Best is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: NoVES Saturday at the Movies

Time: Feb 13, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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