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Title Bessie [videorecording] / HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees

Publication Info. [United States] : Home Box Office, [2015]
Burbank, CA : HBO Home Entertainment ; Distributed by Warner Home Video
1 hold on first copy returned of 2 copies


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    BES    DUE 08-03-20 Billed
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch DVD    BES    DUE 08-03-20 Billed
Description 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical 5.1 surround Dolby Digital rda
widescreen (1.78:1) rda
DVD-video NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture.
System Details DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish).
Language In English, French, or Latin Spanish, with English, French, or Latin Spanish subtitles.
Cast Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tory Kittles, Tika Sumpter, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton, Mo'nique.
Credits Music, Rachel Portman ; editor, Brian A. Kates ; director of photography, Jeffrey Jur.
Note DVD release of the 2015 HBO television program.
Audience Rating: TV-MA.
Summary Focuses on Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into 'The Empress of the Blues', who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today.
Note Special feature : Bessie: a Creative Journey, an exclusive in-depth look at the collaborative process in Bringing the movie to life on screen; features interviews with cast and crew, including Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, and director Dee Rees.
Subject Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937 -- Drama.
African American women singers -- Biography -- Drama.
Women blues musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Drama.
Feature films.
Genre/Form Made-for-TV movies.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Musical films.
Added Author Schmidt, Ron (Ronald J.), television producer.
Rees, Dee, television director, television writer.
Foote, Horton, television writer.
Cleveland, Christopher, 1959- television writer.
Gilois, Bettina, television writer.
Queen Latifah, 1970- actor.
Williams, Michael Kenneth, actor.
Mo'Nique, actor.
HBO Films, production company.
Flavor Unit (Firm), production company.
Zanuck Company, production company.
HBO Home Entertainment (Firm), distributor.
Warner Home Video (Firm), distributor.
Standard No. 883929477333
Music No. 1000568303 Home Box Office
3000064724 Warner Home Video

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