United States vs Billie Holiday, The

Special Gala Preview Event
Live music and drink on entry
Thursday April 15 – 6.15pm. Tickets on sale below
Be one of the first to see this award-winning film with complimentary drink and live jazz music in cinema.

Singer Andra Day gives a Golden Globe winning performance as the iconic American jazz singer in THE UNITED STATES VS BILLIE HOLIDAY, director Lee Daniels’ (Precious) take on the part of Holiday’s career that was marked by an undercover sting operation by the FBI.

In the 1940s, Holiday is targeted by the government in an attempt to stop her singing her song “Strange Fruit”, in order to racialise the war on drugs. With the sting operation led by Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher (Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight) - with whom Holiday had a tumultuous affair - the film intimately tells a story of an incredibly talented yet complicated woman’s relationship with heartbreak, fame and addiction.

Advance screenings April 16-18. Season commences April 22.
Thursday, 15th April
Friday, 16th April
Saturday, 17th April
Sunday, 18th April

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed Captions or Audio Description available for individual/personal use in those shows indicating a 'CC & AD' notation on a film's session time booking button. Please note that only selected sessions are capable of offering the Closed Captions or Audio Description option, please contact the cinema in the event of confusion to avoid disappointment.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Commences Thursday, 22 Apr 2021
Rating CTC
Genre Drama
Running Time 130
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