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Bessie / produced by Ron Schmidt ; screenplay written by Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, Dee Rees ; directed by Dee Rees.


Rees, Dee, screenwriter, director. (Added Author).
Queen Latifah, 1970- actor. (Added Author).
Williams, Michael Kenneth, actor. (Added Author).
Mo'Nique, actor. (Added Author).

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  • 2 copies at Grand Rapids Public Library

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main DVD Bessie (Text) 31307022509675 Movies Available -
Seymour DVD Bessie (Text) 31307022509667 Movies Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9786316163387
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HBO Home Entertainment, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Dolby digital 5.1, anamorphic wide screen 1.78:1.
Features: Bessie : a creative journey; UltraViolet enabled digital copy.
Participant or Performer Note:
Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'nique, Tika Sumpter, Bryan Greenberg.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Originally broadcast on television in 2015.
Summary, etc.:
Profiles the life and career of legendary blues singer Bessie Smith.
Target Audience Note:
TV rating: TV-MA.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
In English, French, or Spanish with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles.
Subject: Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937 > Drama.
African American women singers > Biography > Drama.
Women blues musicians > United States > Biography > Drama.
Genre: Biographical television programs.
Made-for-TV movies.
Fiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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