On this Cesar Chavez Day, Press Play revisits some of our favorite interviews with filmmakers from the year so far. Director Lee Daniels shares his movie about the FBI’s fight against singer Billie Holiday over her song “Strange Fruit.” One documentary looks at the real women who inspired the movie “9 To 5.” Another documentary celebrates how the Bee Gees rocketed to fame.
Cesar Chavez Day replay special: Films on Billie Holiday, ‘9 to 5,’ Bee Gees
From this Episode:
Director Lee Daniels on ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ and why ‘Strange Fruit’ is a protest anthem
Jazz singer Billie Holiday’s song “ Strange Fruit ” paints a vivid scene of the lynchings that happened across the American South in the early 20th century. The lyrics...
‘9to5’ documentary: 10 Boston secretaries started a movement for women’s workplace rights
In the 1980 film “ 9 to 5 ,” Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin portrayed three office workers who were constantly degraded by their male co-workers. But “9 to 5” is...