Billie

New Black Films (Firm), REP Documentary, Concord (Firm), BBC Music, Belga Productions, PolyGram Entertainment (Firm)

DVD - 2021

Documentary on the famed jazz singer Billie Holiday, and her would-be biographer.

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Subjects
Genres
Nonfiction films
Biographical films
Documentary films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Published
New York : Kino Lorber [2021]
Language
English
Item Description
Originally released in 2020.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Wide screen.
Extras: Trailers.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (96 min.): digital, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Format
DVD; NTSC, region 1; Dolby digital 5.1 or 2.0.
Audience
Rating: Not rated.
Production Credits
Editor, Avdhesh Mohla ; director of photography, Tim Cragg.
ISBN
9786318448154
Corporate Authors
New Black Films (Firm) (production company), REP Documentary, Concord (Firm), BBC Music, Belga Productions, PolyGram Entertainment (Firm)
Other Authors
James Erskine (film director), Buddy Clark Ewers (film producer), Victoria Gregory, Laure Vaysse
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time. She was a woman of breathtaking talent and global popularity who was unafraid of 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 incredible unheard testimonies from musical greats like Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie. Billie showcases an American legend, capturing her depth and complexity through the voices of those who knew her best. It is an arresting and powerful tale of one of the greatest singers who ever lived.