Ep. 107 George C. Wolfe - Director, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

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Episode 107 of Real Black News features the legendary George C. Wolfe. A five-time Tony Award-winning director and playwright of shows like Jelly’s Last Jam, Bring in Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk, and films such as HBO’s Lackawanna Blues, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, he discusses directing his latest movie "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" for Netflix produced by Denzel Washington. Wolfe discusses working with Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman, their process, how he operates as a director, staying focused during the pandemic, and why he chooses to tell stories about the Black experience. Other topics include defunding the police, rebounding from Prison, Mellody Hobson, Black boy geniuses, and more.

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