PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta Washington attend a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Stephen McKinley Henderson attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Stephen McKinley Henderson attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Russell Hornsby attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Jovan Adepo attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Mykelti Williamson attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Mykelti Williamson with his brother attend a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Mykelti Williamson attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Mykelti Williamson attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Constanza Romero and Mykelti Williamson attend a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Constanza Romero attends a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: (L-R) Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Constanza Romero Mykelti Williamson and Denzel Washington attend a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Constanza Romero and Denzel Washington attend a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Constanza Romero speaks during a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Denzel Washington, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby Mykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Constanza Romero, and Rhea Combs, PhD, Museum Curator of Photography and Film at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American, speak during panel discussion moderated by Michelle Norris during a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Russell Hornsby speaks during a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Constanza Romero speaks during a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

PARAMOUNT PICTURES PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF FENCES AT NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN.

WASHINGTON DC - DEC 6: Denzel Washington shakes hands with Former Attorney General Eric Holder during a special screening of Paramount Pictures' new movie FENCES at The National Museum of African-American History and Culture on December 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. (Photo by Kris Connor for Paramount Pictures)

A special screening of the upcoming film Fences was held at the National Museum of African-American History and Culture – The Oprah Winfrey Theatre in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2016.

Fences is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black. It opens in theaters on December 25, 2016.

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