Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Viola Davis), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Denzel Washington), Best Adapted Screenplay.
Academy Award winner Denzel Washington directs and delivers a powerhouse performance in this towering and impassioned screen version of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1950s Pittsburgh.
Washington stars alongside fellow 2017 Oscar nominee Viola Davis as a former league baseball player now working as a waste collector, who is struggling to provide for his family and come to terms with the events of his life.
Also starring Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sydney, Fences is produced by Scott Rudin, Washington and Todd Black.
“If anyone is going to do August Wilson’s screenplay justice as a film, it’s Denzel Washington.” THE WRAP
“Fences is a piece of theatrical lightning that sears the silver screen.” ELLE
“Denzel Washington and Viola Davis give two of the best performances of the last 20 years.” FANDANGO
“Director Denzel Washington knocks Fences out of the park.” INDIE WIRE