“The film focuses on legendary blues singer Bessie Smith’s 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.”
The film is directed by Dee Rees.
And here’s an additional featurette to learn more about the film:
Any fans of Bessie Smith out there? Actually, have you ever heard about her?
The release date of Bessie is set to May 16, 2015.