ScreenTalk Live: 'Billie' Director James Erskine & Shianne Brown

16 Nov 2020
30 min watch

Director James Erskine and co-producer Shianne Brown joined us for a ScreenTalk to discuss the new documentary, 'Billie' in this live conversation with broadcaster and DJ, Zakia Sewell.

About Billie

A newly-unearthed treasure trove of audio interviews about Billie Holiday form the basis of this new documentary profile of the great jazz singer. Eschewing the standard talking-heads presentation, this new documentary combines archive and performance footage and stills with audio testimonies from those who met or knew Billie Holiday, conducted in the 1970s for a planned biography. The book was scotched after the author’s early death; the tapes have not been heard, until now.
 

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