Moving Image Award Gala Honoring Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
1970年1月1日星期四 7:00 下午
The Winter 2020 Moving Image Award Gala will honor director George C. Wolfe and the cast and crew of 马雷尼的黑底 on Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. ET, in a virtual gala livestreamed to attendees at home.
The event will feature appearances by members of the cast, including Viola Davis, who stars as Ma Rainey, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo, Michael Potts, Jonny Coyne, Taylour Paige, Jeremy Shamos， 和 Dusan Brown; director George C. Wolfe; writer Ruben Santiago-Hudson; producers Denzel Washington 和 Todd Black; costume designer Ann Roth; and composer Branford Marsalis.
Wolfe’s film is an accomplished and beautifully acted adaptation of the play by two-time Pulitzer Prize–winner August Wilson, featuring intoxicating central performances by Academy Award–winner Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. Stuck in a sultry recording studio in 1920s Chicago, “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey tries to wrest creative control from her band and the white executives overseeing their session. Adapted for the screen by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, 马雷尼的黑底 is a riveting story of the racial exploitation of the American music business as well as a vividly drawn character study of a woman who refused to be defined by the role society placed her in. Directed by Tony Award–winning theater legend George C. Wolfe (Angels in America, Lackawanna Blues), the film boasts a stellar supporting cast, including Colman Domingo (If Beale Street Could Talk), Glynn Turman (Men of Honor), and Michael Potts (电线), and an original score by Branford Marsalis. 马雷尼的黑底 will be available on Netflix on Friday, December 18.
Funds raised from the Moving Image Award Gala will support the Museum’s mission to explore all facets of film, television, and digital media, including support for education programs which serve more than 70,000 students each year — and for the Museum’s grand reopening.