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BESSIE - 2015

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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
The film is directed by Dee Rees, with a screenplay by Rees, Christopher Cleveland and Bettina Gilois. Queen Latifah stars as Smith, and supporting roles are played by Michael Kenneth Williams as Smith's first husband Jack Gee, and Mo'Nique as Ma Rainey. The film premiered on May 16, 2015
The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, and received four Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Television Movie.
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