THE MOVIE

THE PREMISE

A Black man performing in blackface in 1918 New York gets a breathtaking opportunity to play William Shakespeare's Hamlet on Broadway

In the early 1900s Bert Williams was a renowned entertainer who performed in blackface and is best remembered for his signature song “nobody.” Inspired by Williams’ life, this movie tells the story of Bert Waters, a black man in 1918 who wants to step beyond his work in blackface and amazingly obtains the opportunity to perform Shakespeare’s Hamlet on Broadway (WITHOUT blackface), only to come face to face with obstacles - both external and internal.   

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