CRITICAL – Netflix is showing the latest film played by the actor from Black Panther. He plays a fiery young trumpeter who faces the pioneer of the Blues in Chicago in 1927. A poignant camera in the form of a musical and generational duel against a background of racial tension.
Two young blacks run in the forest in the middle of the night. There are lit torches which show that they have reached their destination. We discover wooden trestles, an illuminated stage and a woman singing the blues dressed in a “feather thing” and a sequined dress.
There is a little scent of prohibition and prohibition in the opening minutes of the film Ma Rainey’s Blues (My Rainey’s Black Bottom) aired on Netflix, and directed by playwright George C. Scott (Angels in America).
In a relaxed atmosphere, on this DIY platform, the singer Ma Rainey (admirably played by Viola Davis) gives a wild concert in the woods. Ma Rainey has become the “Mother of the Blues”. She knows it. And even if his smile is peppered with iron teeth like a piano keyboard, success is there. A captivating smuggling success thanks to the deep voice of this first black diva.
Ma Rainey is at the end of her career. She has an aura and a devoted following. Of
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