Billie (2020)

  • Documentary, Music
  • 1h 38m

Billie Holiday, one of the greatest voices of all time, was always controversial - a proud black woman who preferred white audiences, an exploited artist and a violent drug addict, a loyal friend and a vindictive lover, a blues singer who didn’t sing the blues, and when she sang the seminal protest song Strange Fruit, an enemy of the state.

Melding archive, drama, animation and still images, BILLIE will capture the complexity of a legend through the eyes of the journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl, whose obsession would lead to her own mysterious, untimely death.

Director

James Erskine

Language(s)

English