Billie

69% TMDB 2019 Documentary, Drama, Music 1h 36m NR

'Lady Day' was one of the greatest jazz vocalists the world ever heard. In 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie Holiday. Before her mysterious death in 1978, Lipnack Kuehl had taped over 200 hours of interviews. The tapes have never been heard. Now they form the basis of an atmospheric, multi-layered documentary that captures the many complex facets of a proud black woman, violent drug addict, loyal friend.

Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong

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