Fences is a 2016 drama film directed by Denzel Washington, written by August Wilson, based on his Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, and produced by Washington, Todd Black, and Scott Rudin.


Troy Maxson makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son's chance to meet a college football recruiter.