Prior to his death in August, Chadwick Boseman was working on a number of movie projects, some of which had already completed production.
Per the film's official press release:
"Tensions and temperatures rise over the course of an afternoon recording session in 1920s Chicago as a band of musicians await trailblazing performer, the legendary 'Mother of the Blues,' Ma Rainey (Viola Davis). Late to the session, the fearless, fiery Ma engages in a battle of wills with her white manager and producer over control of her music. As the band waits in the studio’s claustrophobic rehearsal room, ambitious cornet player Levee (Boseman)—who has an eye for Ma’s girlfriend and is determined to stake his own claim on the music industry—spurs his fellow musicians into an eruption of stories revealing truths that will forever change the course of their lives."
Rest in power.
@violadavis and Chadwick Boseman snapped me in half 😢😢😢 May his soul continue to rest in power and peace
— David D. Jones (@DavidDJones17) December 19, 2020
We don't deserve his performance.
We didn’t deserve Chadwick Boseman’s performance. 😢😢😢😢 https://t.co/8pZfUrykS1
— Señor Siete (@The7Legacy) December 19, 2020
And the Oscar goes to...
Chadwick gotta win this Oscar.
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 19, 2020
— Sabi Bo 💜 🐞 🖋️ (@iamsabibo) December 19, 2020
— Monae G. (@AllEyezOnMonae) December 19, 2020
Dedicated to Chadwick.
— Walks in the spirit of “Fuck You”😘 (@madphenixrising) December 19, 2020
A supreme talent.
— Henry Danner (@HenryDanner_) December 19, 2020
— 𝒷𝑒𝓉𝓊 (@BethlehemAwate) December 18, 2020
We're not okay.
— Put Me in C (@ajvthegreat) December 18, 2020
Oprah's "standing ovation."
At our house tonight all eyes are on the astounding @violadavis in @MaRaineyFilm. Wow, what a bittersweet gift to see @chadwickboseman’s final performance with this incredible ensemble. Standing O 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽to the entire cast. #MaRaineyFilm @netflix pic.twitter.com/X650h4ECm5
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) December 19, 2020
"A gifted soul."
— ✨ Ms_AfiaB ✨ (@Ms_AfiaB) December 19, 2020
"Poetry in motion."
— Regine Hunters Wig (@confuzion_iam) December 19, 2020
"The star of the show."
Chadwick Boseman is an absolute tour-de-force in #MaRaineyFilm . A mix of ego, fragility, and charisma as trumpet player Levee Green.
Of course, Viola Davis is amazing as usual. But Boseman is the star of the show. pic.twitter.com/42S3XdhTM5
— Matthew Scrooge 🎄 (@filmguy619) December 19, 2020
"Chicken soup for the soul."
No politics tweet: @MaRaineyFilm is out on @netflix. Take a break from the crap happening in the world, and watch this movie. It’s terrific. @violadavis delivers a powerful performance. Watching @chadwickboseman dancing and smiling on the screen, is chicken soup for the soul. pic.twitter.com/4IRtWWXBrw
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) December 19, 2020
"Can't take your eyes off of him."
Chadwick Boseman is unbelievable in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. You can't take your eyes off of him. The reviews don't do his performance justice and all of them are glowing.
— Ethereal bisexual who wears mostly black (@Travon) December 17, 2020
"Thank you again, Chadwick."
— 🧜🏽♀️ (@astoldbyjanelle) December 19, 2020
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