Film of August Wilson's Fences Opens in Theaters

Fences, by renowned playwright, August Wilson, has been brought to film in a nation-wide release. Denzel Washington directs as well as stars alongside the cast of a recent highly acclaimed theatrical production. The result is an acting and artistic showcase, and much-deserved acclaim for performances by Washington (Screen Actors Guild) and Viola Davis (Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe).

For more details, see official movie site. For a reviews and a substantive history of attempts to bring the play to the screen, see articles at Vanity Fair and The New York Times.