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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
Genre: Drama, Music.
Released: 2020.
Director: George C. Wolfe.
On a historic recording in a seedy studio in Chicago, the legendary black blues performer and an ambitious young trumpet player defend the musician's primacy in arranging. White managers decided to take control of Ma Rainey, who has an outstanding voice, dictating the repertoire and trying to appropriate the recorded material. But the session ends with a grandiose scandal - while the orchestral group quietly waits in the rehearsal room, it is putting things in order.
With support, the hot-tempered trumpeter Levee intervenes, self-confidently dreaming of his own orchestra and a vision of the songs performed by the collective - he is dissatisfied with supporting roles and is ready to declare himself a key figure in the music industry. The guy instigates colleagues to speak with the "mother of the blues" against public prejudice for the rights of artists.