Last Updated on 12/08/2021 by setagayablueocean
The United States vs. Billie Holiday” directed by Lee Daniels, which depicts the confrontation between the legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday and the FBI, will be released on February 11, 2022 under the Japanese title of “The United States vs. Billie Holiday. The trailer features the stunning voice of Andra Day, who won the 78th Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama and was nominated for Best Actress at the 93rd Academy Awards for her role as Billie in the film.
Billie Holiday. She denounced racism and was the musical starting point of the civil rights movement.
In the 1940’s, at the dawn of the civil rights movement, Billie Holiday captivated people with her voice, which was praised as “the only voice on earth,” and her powerful charisma continues to influence artists today, even more than 60 years after her death. For a long time, she was relentlessly pursued by the FBI because of her hit song “Strange Fruit,” which accused her of racism and is said to have been the musical starting point of the civil rights movement. Although threatened with arrest if she sang the song, Billie continued to stand on stage, saying, “I will not give up this song.
Her short but fierce life is portrayed by director Daniels of “Tears of the President’s Steward” and “Precious,” with a focus on her confrontation with the FBI. Day, a Grammy-nominated singer, makes her first appearance in the film and sings a number of Billy’s famous songs with her outstanding vocal ability, expressing her powerful and beautiful life. 64th Grammy Awards, announced on November 24 (local time), nominated her for “Best Motion Picture – Compilation Soundtrack At the beginning of the trailer
In the beginning of the trailer, we see Billie giving her best stage performance. However, the FBI considers her singing “Strange Fruit” as dangerous, saying that she is accusing black people of lynching and encouraging black people’s rebellion through singing. A shocking scene is inserted in which the FBI pulls Billy off the stage when he starts singing “Strange Fruit” without giving in to the threats. After that, the FBI sets up a sting operation by a black agent, Jimmy Fletcher (Trevante Rhodes), in order to arrest Billy. However, Jimmy begins to be fascinated by Billy’s strong conviction, which grows brighter the more he faces adversity. The result is a film that makes you wonder where the confrontation between Billy and the FBI will go.
The poster that was unveiled at the same time boldly captures Billy’s expression with his trademark poppy flower in front of the stage microphone with a powerful look in his eyes. It was accompanied by a challenging copy that read, “The most shocking conspiracy in music history is about to be revealed. It is accompanied by a challenging copy of “The United States vs.
The United States vs. Billie Holiday” will be released on February 11, 2022 in Shinjuku Piccadilly and other theaters nationwide. Muvitiqe advance tickets (online) are available from December 8, 2021, and details can be found on the official website (https://gaga.ne.jp/billie/theater/index.php).