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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom full movie is released on Dec 18, 2020. Watch Ma Rainey's Black Bottom online - the English Drama movie from United States. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is directed by George C. Wolfe and created by Ruben Santiago-Hudson with Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is available online on Netflix and Netflix basic with Ads.

Tensions 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 Santiago-Hudson, the film is produced by Fences Oscar® nominees Denzel Washington and Todd Black. Colman Domingo, Glynn Turman, Michael Potts, Taylour Paige and Dusan Brown co-star alongside Grammy® winner Branford Marsalis' score.

As know as:

Ma Rainey: bliuzo motina, Ма Рейни: Майката на блуса, Black Bottom, Ma Rainey: Majka bluesa, Ma Rejni: Majka bluesa

Release Date:

Nov 25, 2020

Release Date (Streaming):

Dec 18, 2020


United States



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Production Companies:

Escape Artists, Mundy Lane Entertainment, Netflix

Official Site:

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Everything Comes Out in the Blues., It would be an empty world without the blues.


Shelli Nicole
The focus of the film is more on Levee, Chadwick Boseman’s character. It felt like Viola was the pull but I was left wanting to learn even more about Ma Rainey than before. However, that’s not to say that I didn’t enjoy the film because I absolutely did.
by rottentomatoes, Apr 13, 2022
Roxana Hadadi
The sense that we're beholden to the whims of unseen forces-that we're not the protagonists of our own stories-cuts deep in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 21, 2021
Hannah Giorgis
The Atlantic
The story concerns itself chiefly with the role of music in documenting and, in some cases, defusing the unspeakable pains that birthed the blues.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 02, 2021

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