Lee Daniels

filmmaker

Guest

Lee Daniels on KCRW

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.

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.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” is about the singer's protest anthem "Strange Fruit" and one narcotics officer's vendetta to stop her from singing it.

Director Lee Daniels on ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ and why ‘Strange Fruit’ is a protest anthem

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” is about the singer's protest anthem "Strange Fruit" and one narcotics officer's vendetta to stop her from singing it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Lee Daniels: The Butler

from The Treatment

More from KCRW

In "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America," the documentary filmmakers Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler conjure with surprising concepts--including the weight of cotton--to…

from Film Reviews

"Lunana: A Yak In the Classroom" is Bhutan's international-feature entry for the Oscars.

from Film Reviews

Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently sent his staff a memo outlining three “strategic pillars” that will “set the stage” for the company’s future. What do they really mean?

from Hollywood Breakdown

Andrew Garfield talks about portraying playwright Jonathan Larson in “ tick, tick…BOOM! ” and reprising the role of Spider-Man.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Selections ranging from the return of Bob Moses to down-home bluegrass courtesy of Sad Daddy honor KCRW’s commitment to eclecticism.

from Music News

The new project from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood, The Smile, leads the pack this week.

In Damon Albarn’s only in-person interview around his new solo album, the Blur and Gorillaz frontman discusses making “The Nearer the Fountain,” harmonic destinations, and scoring the Icelandic sunrise.

from Anne's Backyard

For our first episode of 2022, we’re doubling our usual offerings with a best-of selection from the series, including Hector Morlet, Telenova, Miiesha, and more.

from KCRW’s Global Beat

This week on The Treatment, Elvis welcomes director Reinaldo Marcus Green, whose latest film is “King Richard,” which takes a closer look at Richard Williams, father of tennis greats…

from The Treatment