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Billie

Billie

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  • Country:Velika Britanija
  • Director:James Erskine
  • Year:2019
  • Duration:98'
  • Actors:Billie Holiday, Linda Lipnack Kuehl

Storyline

‘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, vindictive lover and unforgettable singer of ‘God Bless The Child’, ‘Saddest Tale’ and the haunting ‘Strange Fruit’.

About the director

JAMES ERSKINE Emmy-nominee James Erskine’s theatrical documentary work includes critically-acclaimed hits The Ice King, Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist and The Battle of the Sexes (which inspired the Emma Stone/Steve Carrell movie), as well as Sachin: A Billion Dreams which opened at number one at the Indian box office and grossed over $10million worldwide. James recently served as Lead Director on Amazon’s series This Is Football and was Executive Producer of Theatrical doc hit Maiden.

Screening schedule

  • 26.08.2021.

    Hrvatski dom Vukovar

    12:30h

Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Screening Schedule // 30.08.2019.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Partners
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • TZ Vukovar
Sponsors
  • Elatus
  • Alatir
  • Borovo Startas

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