Bessie Premiered on HBO

Hope you were able to catch the premiere of long-time BLFF Sponsor HBO Films’?Bessie last Saturday, May 16 at 8PM. Queen Latifah starred as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees. The film focused on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith and her transformation from a struggling young singer into ?The Empress of the Blues,? who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and is an enduring icon today.

Bessie, which was filmed in Atlanta, also stars Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, with Charles S. Dutton and Mo?Nique.?Executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Lili Fini Zanuck, Richard D. Zanuck, Shelby Stone, and Randi Michel. Ron Schmidt produces.

If you missed it, please check your local listings for another air date.

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