Strange Fruit

"Southern trees bear a strange fruit," begins the protest song made famous by Billie Holiday and recorded by artists as various as Ella Fitzgerald, Pete Seeger, Tori Amos, Little Jimmy Scott, Diana Ross, Lou Rawls and Cassandra Wilson, whose bluesy version closes the film. Joel Katz's documentary doesn't have much panache, but with material this rich it...read more

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  • Released: 2002
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: "Southern trees bear a strange fruit," begins the protest song made famous by Billie Holiday and recorded by artists as various as Ella Fitzgerald, Pete Seeger, Tori Amos, Little Jimmy Scott, Diana Ross, Lou Rawls and Cassandra Wilson, whose bluesy version… (more)

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