April 6, 2021

6:00 pm

THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY With Andra Day

AWARDS SEASON CONVERSATION

Virtual Q&A with star Andra Day premiering on

Tues. April 6, 2021 | 6:00 PM PT

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REAL-LIFE DRAMA

This look at the government’s campaign against the jazz legend garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

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THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY
2021, Hulu, USA, Dir: Lee Daniels

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 1940s 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 Harvey.

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About the Q&A

Online conversation with THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY star Andra Day premiering at 6:00 PM PT on Tuesday, April 6th.

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The Nominees: Award Season Conversations at the American Cinematheque

Join us as we gear up for the 93rd Academy Awards presentation on Sunday, April 25th! It’s your opportunity to discover (or rediscover) some of the most outstanding films of the year through virtual Q&As with the nominees. Hear from the creative talent behind such films as THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM, MANK, ANOTHER ROUND, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, SOUL, NOMADLAND, BETTER DAYS, PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY and others in live and pre-taped conversations.

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