Billie Holiday, one of the greatest voices of all time, was always controversial. Her enigmatic accounts of her own life were a mix of half truths and free-form improvisations. Then, in 1971, journalist Linda Lipnack Kuehl set out to write the definitive biography of Billie.
Over 8 years, she tracked down and tape-recorded over 200 hours of interviews with the extraordinary characters that populated the iconic singer’s short, tumultuous life - but Linda’s book was never finished and the tapes never heard. Until now. Anchored around these never-before-heard interviews, BILLIE will play out like a film noir.
Melding archive, drama, animation and still images, BILLIE will capture the complexity of a legend through the eyes of the woman whose obsession would lead to her own mysterious, untimely death.