Denzel Washington attends the Cast & Crew Special Screening of the Paramount Pictures title “FENCES” at Southside Works Cinema on December 20, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Duane Prokop/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

There are people who you automatically associate with Pittsburgh, such as Wiz Khalifa, Andy Warhol, Bill Nunn, George Benson, and Mark Cuban. If you were to make a full list of notable Pittsburghers, August Wilson would undeniably be at the top of the list.

The Pulitzer Prize winning playwright manifested 10 iconic plays and Denzel Washington brought one of them right to our backyard. Washington, 61, should be commended for bringing “Fences” back home. He should also be admired for directing August Wilson’s “Fences” for mainstream media.

“My job was to take care of August Wilson, first,“ said Washington to a group of local cast and crew members who gathered in the South Side for a special screening on Tuesday.

Read the full movie review at the New Pittsburgh Courier, Review: Thank you, Denzel Washington!

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