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Bessie (2015)

Director: Dee Rees

Writer(s): Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois and Dee Rees (teleplay), Horton Foote (story)

Starring: Tika Sumpter, Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Charles S. Dutton, Mo’Nique, Tory Kittles, L. Warren Young, Jessejames Locorriere, Jeremie Harris, Crystal Lee Brown, Whitney Goin, Joe Knezevich, Terence Rosemore, Todd Allen Durkin, Marie Burke, Alkoya Brunson, Neko Parham, Jennifer Sears, Tia Hendricks, Jim R. Coleman, Blanca Camacho, Tyrone Emanuel, Onira Tares, Hunter Womack, Sylvester Ambrose James II, Adella Gautier, Jess Marie Carr, Cj Sykes, Kaden Washington Lewis, Kamryn Johnson, Swift Rice, Geoffrey Howard, Shawron Gaffney, Bralyn Stokes, Christopher L. Plunkett, Clay Chappell, Christopher Harvey, Darrell L. Shuler, Selah Avery, Jhoni Davis, Nicole Spiezio, Sharan C. Mansfield, Eric J. Stokes, Davin DeLoatch, Jody Mayfield, Melissa Youngblood, Levi Erik, Daniel Terence Harper, Karri Mack, Ninita McCan, Adebukola Bodunrin, Rob Hays, Briana Starks, Calvin Swanigan, Selena Anderson, Dianne Starkey, Sierra Jones, Michael Fontaine, Gabbie McGee, Chantelle Rose Mussenden, Tae-La Actress, Ricardo Bailey, Perry Ball, Qualen Bradley, Jeffery James Bucchino, Judy McGee Burley, Tiffany Chambers, Jameson Jamey Copeland, Taurus Davis, Derrick Dee Drake, Shannon Edwards, Samuel Lee Fudge, Curtis Gordon, Jermaine Salute Green, Montice Harmon, Roger A. Harrison, Sarah Turner Holland, Charlie Johnson, Wayne Jones, Noah Hudson Killingbeck, Andre Lamar, Jimi Lanham, Trey McGriff, John Merical, Dan Michael, Keishanna Michele, Samuel Oden, Jessica Pressley, Monique Scott, Alex Silvestre, Dorothea Syleos, Jasmine Taylor, Trayvon Williams

Synopsis: The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and ’30s.

Release Date: May 16, 2015 (USA) | Length: 112 min | Genre: Biography, Drama, Music | MPAA Rating: TV-MA


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