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“Strange Fruit” Documentary Screening

Dir.: Joel Katz, USA 57 min.

Come out to the Chapel Hill landmark, Varsity Theatre, for a screening of Strange Fruit, the first documentary exploring the history and legacy of the Billie Holiday classic. The song’s evolution tells a dramatic story of America’s radical past using one of the most influential protest songs ever written as its epicenter. The saga brings viewers face- to- face with the terror of lynching even as it spotlights the courage and heroism of those who fought for racial justice when to do so was to risk ostracism and livelihood if white – and death if Black. It examines the history of lynching, and the interplay of race, labor and the left, and popular culture as forces that would give rise to the Civil Rights Movement. A discussion will take place after the film’s screening. This event is made possible with support from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Click here to RSVP 

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