Black History Month Film Series: Fences

Poster for the film, Fences

Join us for Fences, the fourth and final film in our Black History Month film series.

Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.

Based on the play by August Wilson.

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some suggestive references.


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81st Avenue Branch

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1021 81st Ave. (at Rudsdale)
Oakland, CA 94621
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