Coverart for item
The Resource Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees

Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees

Label
Bessie
Title
Bessie
Statement of responsibility
HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees
Contributor
Actor
Distributor
Production company
Television director
Television producer
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Focuses on 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
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music, Rachel Portman ; editor, Brian A. Kates ; director of photography, Jeffrey Jur
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
Rating: TV-MA
Language note
In English, French, or Latin Spanish, with English, French, or Latin Spanish subtitles
LC call number
PN1992.77
LC item number
.B47 2015
PerformerNote
Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tory Kittles, Tika Sumpter, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton, Mo'nique
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schmidt, Ron
  • Rees, Dee
  • Foote, Horton
  • Cleveland, Christopher
  • Gilois, Bettina
  • Queen Latifah
  • Williams, Michael Kenneth
  • Mo'Nique
  • HBO Films
  • Flavor Unit (Firm)
  • Zanuck Company
  • HBO Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
135
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Smith, Bessie
  • DVDs, Spanish
  • DVDs, French
  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • African American women singers
  • Women blues musicians
  • Biographical films
Technique
live action
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/televisionwriter
  • 9U4n-yydpGA
  • GFsBxz0FjGk
  • rMJFyxuSw3k
  • dCPlD3yzfoc
Label
Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 2015 motion picture
  • Special feature : Bessie: a Creative Journey, an exclusive in-depth look at the collaborative process in Bringing the movie to life on screen; features interviews with cast and crew, including Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, and director Dee Rees
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929477333
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
3000064724
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914241343
  • 585423
  • (OCoLC)ocn914241343
  • 585423
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bessie, HBO Films presents a Flavor Unit Entertainment production and a Zanuck Company production ; produced by Ron Schmidt ; story by Dee Rees and Horton Foote ; screenplay by Dee Rees and Christopher Cleveland & Bettina Gilois ; directed by Dee Rees
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • DVD release of the 2015 motion picture
  • Special feature : Bessie: a Creative Journey, an exclusive in-depth look at the collaborative process in Bringing the movie to life on screen; features interviews with cast and crew, including Queen Latifah, Michael Kenneth Williams, Mo'Nique, and director Dee Rees
Carrier category
DVD
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
local
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 videodisc (135 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929477333
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
3000064724
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)914241343
  • 585423
  • (OCoLC)ocn914241343
  • 585423
System details
DVD ; widescreen (16:9) presentation ; 5.1 surround (English and French) and 2.0 stereo. surround (Spanish)
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

  • Atla Reading RoomBorrow it
    Alta Community Center, Alta, UT, 84092, US
    40.5909775 -111.6336319
  • Bingham Creek LibraryBorrow it
    4834 West 9000 South, West Jordan, UT, 84081, US
    40.587911 -112.006046
  • Calvin S. Smith LibraryBorrow it
    810 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106, US
    40.699891 -111.868008
  • Columbus LibraryBorrow it
    2530 South 500 East, South Salt Lake City, UT, 84106, US
    40.716014 -111.87685
  • Draper LibraryBorrow it
    1136 East Pioneer Rd (12400 S), Draper, UT, 84020, US
    40.525244 -111.85876999999999
  • Herriman LibraryBorrow it
    5380 West Herriman Main Street, Herriman, UT, 84096, US
    40.515750 -112.019600
  • Holladay LibraryBorrow it
    2150 East Murray-Holladay Rd. (4730 South), Holladay, UT, 84117, US
    40.666681 -111.829078
  • Hunter LibraryBorrow it
    4740 West 4100 South, West Valley City, UT, 84120, US
    40.682058 -112.003649
  • Kearns LibraryBorrow it
    5350 South 4220 West, Kearns, UT, 84118, US
    40.653706 -111.991672
  • Magna LibraryBorrow it
    2675 South 8950 West, Magna, UT, 84044, US
    40.7111425 -112.1042511
  • Millcreek LibraryBorrow it
    2266 E. Evergreen Ave, East Millcreek, UT, 84109, US
    40.696727 -111.82553899999999
  • Riverton LibraryBorrow it
    12877 South 1830 West, Riverton, UT, 84109, US
    40.51733 -111.941139
  • Ruth Vine Tyler LibraryBorrow it
    8041 S. Wood Street (55 W), Midvale, UT, 84047, US
    40.605313 -111.89331
  • Sandy LibraryBorrow it
    10100 South Petunia Way (1405 East), Sandy, UT, 84092, US
    40.567433 -111.851611
  • South Jordan LibraryBorrow it
    10673 South Redwood Road, South Jordan, UT, 84095, US
    40.5573 -111.936954
  • Taylorsville LibraryBorrow it
    4870 South 2700 West, Taylorsville, UT, 84118, US
    40.663512 -111.957993
  • West Jordan LibraryBorrow it
    8030 South, 1825 West, West Jordan City, UT, 84088, US
    40.6048 -111.9419
  • West Valley LibraryBorrow it
    2880 West 3650 South, West Valley City, UT, 84119, US
    40.692976 -111.961397
  • Whitmore LibraryBorrow it
    2197 East Fort Union Boulevard, Salt Lake City, UT, 84121, US
    40.623974 -111.827312
Processing Feedback ...