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The United States vs. Billie Holiday

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The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Release Date: March 31, 2021

Year    :   2021
Slogan    :   «Her voice would not be silenced.»
Genres    :   Music, Drama, History
Production Companies    :   Lee Daniels Entertainment, Roth-Kirschenbaum Films
Director    :   Lee Daniels
Producers    :   Billy Hopkins, Andrea Kenyon, Mark Bomback, Lee Daniels, Joe Roth, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Patty Long, Patty Long, George Parra, Tucker Tooley, Hilary Shor, Simone Sheffield, Leah Daniels Butler, Cassian Elwes, H.H. Cooper, Randi Wells, Pamela Oas Williams, Adam Davis, Georgia Simon, Ashley Ingram, Hélène Ross, Julie Breton, Benoît Mathieu, Eva Quintero, Kathy Ann Thomas, Brigitte St-Onge, Benoit Thériault, Christian Rollin, Tom Di Blasio, Mallory Trice, Stephane Desharnais, Dennis Stratton, Michelle Fowler, Melissa Nepton, Jordan Fudge, Johann Hari, Kevin Scott, Jeremy Allen, Marie Cisco, Wellington Love, Martin Roy, Jahil Fisher, Jeremy Green, Jake Meyers, Tom Westfall, Odette Lavigne, Patricia Ferris, Valérie Caron, Ben Clune, Danny Williams, Ian Malcolm, Flora Eleftheriou, François Choinière, Kelsey Schuyler
Writers    :   Suzan-Lori Parks, Johann Hari
RunTime    :   131 mins.

Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940's, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit."




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