Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees …
THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY
Tue 29 June 11:00am
Wed 7 July 4:00pm Final
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day delivers a Golden Globe-winning performance as the great Billie Holiday in this biographical drama from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious), depicting the artist's career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics.
The legendary Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe. Beginning in the 1940’s in New York City, the federal government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to escalate and racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial and heart-wrenching ballad, "Strange Fruit."
Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Release Date: 22 April 2021
Classification: R16 Sex scenes, violence, drug use, offensive language & nudity
Running Time: 130m
Countries of Origin: USA
Original Languages: English