Bessie
Bessie

Bessie

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ActorsTika Sumpter, Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams

DirectorDee Rees

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This HBO TV film follows the career and personal life of renowned Bessie Smith, one of the most highly acclaimed American blues singer of the 1920s, who died at the age of forty-three. Bessie was directed and co-written by Dee Rees and stars Queen Latifah, Tika Sumpter and Michael Kenneth Williams. Read More Here

“Bessie is a spectacular film from Dee Rees that features a sensational performance from Queen Latifah.”
   Surrender to the Void

“Remarkably poignant.”
Slant Magazine

“As a black female artist, she naturally confronts racism as going around the country, and that is where some of Latifah’s best moments in the film come from.”
Seongyong’s Private Place

Features:

  • Format: Blu-ray, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Sept. 2015

 

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