Hyde Park Picture House

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Fences

Time
On 17th February - 5.40 PM
Other showings
From 17th February - 2nd March
Starring:
Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson
Director
Dir. Denzel Washington
Duration
139mins
Country
US
Year
2016
Synopsis:

 Fences is the story of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker who once dreamed of a baseball career but was too old when the major leagues began admitting black players. Maxson tries to be a good husband and father, but his lost dream of glory eats at him, causing him to make a decision that threatens to tear his family apart.

Directed by Denzel Washington and based on the late August Wilson’s adaptation of his own Pulitzer Prize winning play, Fences is a brilliant portrayal of the ‘everyman’, dragged down by a cruel world and his own bad choices.

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Critical reaction:
  • Denzel Washington and Viola Davis make for a sensational double act ★★★★

    Tim Robey, THE TELEGRAPH

  • A simply extraordinary film without crashes, bangs and wallops but full of towering performances delivered with intelligence, power and heart. ★★★★★

    Terri White, EMPIRE

  • A magnificent piece of work, with exceptional performances ★★★★

    Geoffrey Macnab, THE INDEPENDENT