Fences – Viola Davis Series

As our month long celebration of famed actress Viola Davis draws to a close, we are joined by fellow South Dakota movie aficionado Shandra Wonnenberg of the Fellowship of the Mic Podcast to discuss the 2016 Viola Davis drama from actor and director Denzel Washington, Fences. Shandra joins us to discuss Davis’s Academy Award winning performance, Denzel’s take on the fame stage play, and her history and work as a movie buff. You can follow Shandra on Instagram @filmforager and The Fellowship of the Mic Podcast on Spotify! Based on the critically acclaimed August Wilson stage play, Fences was release in the winter of 2016 and is directed by Denzel Washington. Washington, who portrays the lead character Troy, a lower economic class garbage collector whom lives in Pittsburgh with his wife Rose (Viola Davis) and teenage son Cory (Jovan Adepo) during the 1950’s. Troy is frequented by his longtime friend Jim Bono (Stephen McKinley Henderson) and eldest son Lyons (Russell Hornsby) as we follow his life through relationships, family, work and alcohol abuse.

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About the Author
Casey Kelderman found a love for film at a very early age. One of his earliest memories of watching movies was the original Star Wars trilogy on VHS. Casey graduated from The University of Sioux Falls in 2017. At USF Casey produced weekly movie reviews and hosted a radio show. He graduated with a degree in Media Studies. Skills he learned in college have allowed him to help create Back Lot 605. He has produced and directed 4 short films. His favorite films include Halloween, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and Die Hard.
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