The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Golden Globe winner: Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

An intimate tale of a fierce trailblazer whose defiance through music helped usher in the civil rights movement.

About The United States vs. Billie Holiday

A Sky Original film, The United States vs. Billie Holiday follows the legendary Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, who spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe. However, beginning in the 1940’s 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”.

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