Billie

2020 • 98 minutes
4.1
24 reviews
97%
Tomatometer
TV-UNRATED
Rating
Eligible
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Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time and changed the face of American music. She was a woman of breath-taking talent and global popularity while also 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 never-before-heard interviews from musical greats Count Basie, Charles Mingus, Sylvia Syms and Tony Bennett.
Rating
TV-UNRATED

Ratings and reviews

4.1
24 reviews
June Robinson
December 7, 2020
This movie was great. it was very informative and poignant. I came away with a clearer understanding of Billie's tormented life. it seemed she was surrounded by many and yet so alone. her lack of a father figure seemed to affect her choice of men or lack of men in her life. she seemed to be a tortured soul who escaped torment through singing in, that one-of-a-kind voice so raspy tuned and eclectic. I wish there was more about her.
38 people found this review helpful
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Duane Woods
December 6, 2020
Fascinating video of a wonderful artist. She was one of the first people to publicly express the pain and anguish being felt by so many folks during a tough time of racial divide and bigotry.
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Dustin Bess
February 23, 2021
People should not be allowed to review a movie unless they have seen it..
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