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Core 100 Adaptation in Digital Age: Fences

This LibGuide is designed for students to locate film and television adaptations of the novels we will be reading in class.

Adaptations for Fences

This page provides options for the only film adaptation of Fences. The adaptation is available on DVD through The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's system, or streaming on Amazon Prime or Hulu . I have divided the viewing into boxes according to type of access. 

Note: To access items from The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, you will either ned to 

  1. search OhioLINK, through Xavier's library webpage. There’s a link at the top of every record that says Search Ohio. When you click on that, you get a list of the item available in the public libraries and can request it just like you do regular OhioLINK items. 
  2. obtain a (free) account/library card and check out the DVD there. If you act early enough, you can have the DVD delivered to and reserved at the library branch closest to you. 

Free DVD check-out: Cincinnati/Hamilton County Library

Fences (Paramount Pictures, 2016) 

138 minutes

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a passionate look at former baseball player Troy Maxson as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down.

Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, reprising their Broadway roles. (Also directed by Washington.) 

 

Remember: for this version, you'll need a public library card for the Cincinnati and Hamilton Country Library system, which you can get for free on the website. If you act early enough, you can have the DVD delivered to and reserved at the library branch closest to you. 

Online Viewing: Amazon/Amazon Prime

Fences (Paramount Pictures, 2016) 

138 minutes

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a passionate look at former baseball player Troy Maxson as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down.

Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, reprising their Broadway roles. (Also directed by Washington.) 

Online viewing: Hulu

Fences (Paramount Pictures, 2016) 

138 minutes

Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes a passionate look at former baseball player Troy Maxson as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down.

Starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, reprising their Broadway roles. (Also directed by Washington.)