THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY CAST AND FILMMAKERS SIT DOWN WITH OPRAH WINFREY…
THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY CAST AND FILMMAKERS SIT DOWN WITH OPRAH WINFREY
The Intimate Conversation Can be Streamed Exclusively on Hulu, Beginning February 24
A conversation moderated by Oprah Winfrey with Director and Academy Award® nominee Lee Daniels, Grammy® and Golden Globe Nominated actress, singer-songwriter Andra Day, star Trevante Rhodes and screen-writer and Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks takes a peek behind the curtains of the new Hulu Original film, THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY. Watch as they discuss how the film unapologetically presents the icon’s incredible and tragic life. THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY premieres Friday, February 26 on Hulu.
About THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY: 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.” Led by Oscar® nominated director Lee Daniels and introducing Grammy® nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day, THE UNITED STATES vs. BILLIE HOLIDAY unapologetically presents the icon’s complicated, irrepressible life. Screenplay Writer Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, pens this intimate tale of a fierce trailblazer whose defiance through music helped usher in the civil rights movement. NAACP Image Award® Nominee Trevante Rhodes and Emmy® Nominee Natasha Lyonne co-star along with Garrett Hedlund, Miss Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Evan Ross, Tyler James Williams, Tone Bell, and Erik LaRay Harve.
Written by The Millennial TV