The movie, based on an August Wilson play, was filmed in Pittsburgh.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The reviews are in for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” and they are strong.

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The movie, starring the late Chadwick Boseman, has received 100% positive reviews as compiled by Rotten Tomatoes.

The version of Pittsburgh native August Wilson’s play stars Viola Davis as well. There is another connection to Pittsburgh — the movie was filmed in the city in 2019.

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At least one local theater will be showing it when it premieres on Wednesday: The Manor in Squirrel Hill.

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Most will see it when it debuts on Netflix on December 18.