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Title Bessie [(DVD) videorecording] / screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
New York, NY : HBO Home Video
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 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F BESSIE    AVAILABLE
 95th Street Adult DVD Fiction  F BESSIE    AVAILABLE
 Naper Blvd. Adult DVD Fiction  F BESSIE    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult DVD Fiction  F BESSIE    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical 5.1 surround Dolby Digital rda
widescreen (1.78:1) rda
DVD-video NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion picture.
System Details DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish), region 1, NTSC.
Language English, French and Latin Spanish ; English, French and Latin Spanish subtitles.
Cast Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'nique.
Audience Rating: TV-MA.
Summary Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into 'The Empress of the Blues', who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today.
Subject Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937 -- Drama.
African American women singers -- Biography -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Women blues musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre Made-for-TV movies.
Biographical films.
Historical films.
Musical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Rees, Dee, film director, screenwriter.
Cleveland, Christopher, 1959- screenwriter.
Gilois, Bettina, screenwriter.
Queen Latifah, 1970- actor.
Williams, Michael Kenneth, actor.
Mo'Nique, actor.
HBO Video (Firm), film distributor.
Standard No. 883929477333
Music No. 1000568303 Home Box Office
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