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THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY
2021, Hulu, USA, Dir: Lee Daniels

The legendary Billie Holiday, one of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, spent much of her career being adored by fans across the globe. Beginning in the 1940s 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.” Led by Oscar nominated director Lee Daniels and introducing Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day, THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY unapologetically presents the icon’s complicated, irrepressible life. Screenplay Writer Suzan-Lori Parks, the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, pens this intimate tale of a fierce trailblazer whose defiance through music helped usher in the civil rights movement. NAACP Image Award nominee Trevante Rhodes and Emmy nominee Natasha Lyonne co-star along with Garrett Hedlund, Miss Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Evan Ross, Tyler James Williams, Tone Bell and Erik LaRay Harvey.


MARY (2019)
2019, 84 min, Dir: Michael Goi

Genre stalwart and four-time Emmy-nominated cinematographer Michael Goi returns to the director’s chair for a nautical horror that crawls under the skin and refuses to leave long after. Gary Oldman stars as David, a man looking to start a charter yacht business with his partner (Emily Mortimer). When a deal too good to be true comes their way, David acquires a boat with a sinister history, and soon the couple are on their way to the high seas. It’s not long before something malignant begins to manifest itself onboard the ancient boat.


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