The United States vs. Billie Holiday Is an Ahistorical Mess

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  • February 25, 2021
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The United States vs. Billie Holiday opens with a contextualizing title card detailing the U.S. government’s inability to ban lynching outright, but bafflingly withholds Lady Day’s haunting rendition of “Strange Fruit” for the majority of its runtime. Instead, the overlong and tedious film opts for rudimentary Oscar-bait trappings and a

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