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Billie (2019)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 4 December 2020 (USA)
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Documentary on the famed jazz singer Billie Holiday.

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James Erskine
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Billie Holiday ... Self (archive footage)
Tony Bennett ... Self (archive footage)
Count Basie ... Self (archive footage)
Charles Mingus ... Self (archive footage)
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Documentary on the famed jazz singer Billie Holiday.

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Documentary | Music

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Watch it if you love Billie Holiday
19 February 2021 | by audioliquorSee all my reviews

I don't know why so many here are mad that the film talked about Linda. I also don't know anybody needed this film to understand Billie's music. This film is about these amazing interviews that Linda took years to get, and in the process, probably died for them. Without Linda's obsession, there would be no film. I am just so grateful that she did this before all these people who personally knew Billie died. And it sounded like many of these folks were glad to have their voices heard to set the record straight. Linda instinctively understood the cultural importance of these accounts from the very mouths of people who had to endure Jim Crow crap with Billie. I loved the weaving of Billie's radio interview and her London TV appearences throughout. I also loved the amount of time this spent on her childhood, and her relationship with the songs Strange Fruit and Don't Explain.


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4 December 2020 (USA) See more »

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$201,200
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