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Cinema

A gripping portrait: Billie reviewed

14 November 2020

9:00 AM

14 November 2020

9:00 AM

Billie

15, Cardiff and Glasgow, on demand from barbican.org.uk and available on Amazon and iTunes from 16 November

This documentary about Billie Holiday is transfixing. Not just because it’s about Billie Holiday — I am not into jazz yet her version of ‘Strange Fruit’ is obviously incredible — but for the previously unheard audio tapes recorded by Linda Lipnack Kuehl in the 1970s with the people who knew her.

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