Sunday, December 6 | 12:30 pm
In partnership with Greenwich Entertainment, we’re proud to make acclaimed documentary Billie, an revelatory portrait of jazz legend Billie Holiday, available for in-person screenings in OKCMOA’s Noble Theater and for at-home viewing in our virtual cinema! Click here for information about watching at home.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to ensure social distancing in the Noble Theater, tickets and seating capacity are limited. Unavailable seats and rows are marked.
All moviegoers are advised to arrive at least 10 minutes before showtime. We reserve the right to deny entry after the start of the feature.
For the safety and well-being of all of our staff and guests, we ask that you refrain from attending in-person screenings if you have a fever or are feeling ill.
Protective masks are required in the Noble Theater and throughout the Museum. They are available for purchase at the box office and in the Museum Store.
Thank you for helping our community stay safe!
Raw, intimate and revelatory, Billie offers a moving tribute to Jazz legend Billie Holiday. Delving into Holiday’s remarkable musical career, as well as her cultural impact and activism, the film paints the picture of a singer with breathtaking talent and global popularity, and whose song “Strange Fruit” exposed the realities of black life in America and earned her powerful enemies over her short, turbulent life.
The project is centered around 200 hours of previously unreleased interviews that journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl conducted during the Sixties for an expansive biography of Holiday that was never finished. The tapes feature conversations about Holiday with fellow legends like Tony Bennett, Charles Mingus, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie, as well as others in Holiday’s life — from high school friends, lawyers and pimps to the federal agents who targeted and arrested the singer on narcotics charges. Award-winning director James Erskine deftly illustrates this definitive oral history with restored and newly colorized archival photographs and concert footage that bring new immediacy to Holiday’s most iconic performances.
Director James Erskine | 2019 | In English | 96 min | NR (Parental discretion is advised) | DCP