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Documentary on the famed jazz singer Billie Holiday.
(NR, 96 min.)


Friday, December 18, 2020

5:00 PM

Saturday, December 19, 2020

5:00 PM

Sunday, December 20, 2020

3:00 PM

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

3:30 PM

Thursday, December 24, 2020

3:30 PM

Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time and changed the face of American music. She was a woman of breath-taking talent and global popularity while also stirring controversy. She started a notable rebellion singing “Strange Fruit” which exposed the realities of Black life in America and earned her powerful enemies. Raw, emotional and brutally honest, Billie is filled with never-before-heard interviews from musical greats like Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie.

Starring: Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Count Basie, Tony Bennett
Director: James Erskine
Genre(s): Music, Documentary

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"a truly captivating documentary."

— Christian Gallichio, The Film Stage

"The portrait of Holiday is rich and nuanced."

— Danny Leigh, Financial Times

"A skilful, affecting documentary that gifts more than a conventional artist profile."

— Cheyenne Bunsie, Little White Lies

"Erskine's Billie is an honest memorial to the rich talent, and the arresting traumas that made the voice of a generation."

— Robert Daniels,

"Erskine's film works on every level: it could just as usefully teach you the basics about Holiday, or give serious fans something to pore over more than once."

— Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph (UK)

"James Erskine’s film showcases the unforgettable Holiday voice: her elegantly casual, almost negligent readings of melodies, with a sensual moan or purr that was on the verge of a sob."

— Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"Billie is the far and away the most definitive Billie Holiday biography ever put on screen, a film that celebrates her magic and examines the demons that haunted her, chemical and human."

— Roger Moore, Movie Nation