Bessie – American Film Institute
Bessie Film Still - Queen Latifah

BESSIE (2015) – AFI Movie Club

A project that began with an early draft from legendary playwright/screenwriter – and AFI Honorary Degree recipient – Horton Foote, the remarkable true story of “Empress of the Blues” Bessie Smith was ultimately brought to the screen by Queen Latifah and director Dee Rees. BESSIE earned 12 Primetime Emmy® nominations, including one for Queen Latifah...
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