Troy Maxson, a former Negro-league baseball player, played magnificently by Denzel Washington is fighting with bitterness, emotional detachment and the struggles of providing for his family in 1950’s Pittsburgh. As the story unfolds, it becomes apparent that despite mistakes, and under layers of frustration, resentment, and anger Troy loves his family.
Just a few minutes into the movie adaptation of the August Wilson Play FENCES, and I was captivated. A real ensemble cast of relatable characters this film will take you through a range of emotions.
Take a quick look at the trailer.
“Some people build fences to keep people out, and other people build fences to keep people in.”