Exclusive Film Screening and Live Q&A: BILLIE
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: Free
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The screening will be followed by a live online Q&A with director James Erskine and executive producer Michele Smith, Vice President of Estate and Legacy Brand Management at Concord, and manager of the Billie Holiday Estate.
BILLIE draws upon hundreds of newly unearthed interviews conducted in the 1970s by late journalist and to-be Holiday biographer Linda Lipnack Kuehl with jazz luminaries—including Count Basie, Tony Bennett, Charles Mingus and Sylvia Syms—with Holiday’s friends and lovers, even with the FBI agents who kept her under surveillance. The film is rich with archival film and photos, with key footage colorized and brought to life as never before. Raw and unflinching, BILLIE captures an untold story of exploitation, racism, addiction and politics, and offers a rare look at the tumultuous and tragically brief life of the woman behind one of music’s most influential artists.Buy tickets/get more info now