Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time. She was a woman of breathtaking talent and global popularity while also stirring controversy. She started a notable rebellion singing “Strange Fruit,” which exposed the realities of Black life in America and earned her powerful enemies. Restoring key performances into color for the first time, Billie is the story of the singer who changed the face of American music, and the journalist who died trying to tell it. Raw, emotional and brutally honest, James Erskine’s documentary is filled with never-before-heard interviews from musical greats like Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie.