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Bessie (2015)

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TV Movie | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.
Director
Writers
Dee Rees (screenplay) (story) | Christopher Cleveland (screenplay) | Bettina Gilois (screenplay) | Horton Foote (story)
Producer
Composer
Rachel Portman (original score)
Cinematographer
Jeffrey Jur (as Jeff Jur)
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Updated May 16, 2015

Release date
May 16, 2015 (United States)

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6.6 / 10 | 3,779 votes