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African American Themed ‘Fences’ Could Change ‘Oscars So White’

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Denzel Washington returns to the director’s chair for the movie Fences, a character drama adapted from August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning theater play. Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington also takes on the main character of the story, Troy, an African-American blue collar worker who struggles to survive in a 1950s racially segregated society. Charm oozes off Troy, a trash collector from Pittsburgh. He cajoles his wife and banters with his friend Bono in his backyard. He talks a...

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