Film

Lady Sings the Blues

 
Double Feature
 
Mon, Feb 11, 2013
  • 5PM
  • 9:15PM
 
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 144min
RATED: R
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (Students 29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
 
+  Intro by Armond White at 9:15pm
 
 
 
 
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Directed by Sidney J. Furie | 1972

With Diana Ross, James T. Callahan, Billy Dee Williams, Robert L. Gordy, Richard Pryor

"Ross conveys the vulnerability and determination of her character across a very believable arc of maturation."
—Hollywood Reporter

Motown’s lavish biopic of the ill-starred life of Billie Holiday has Ross performing Lady Day’s standards and re-enacting Holiday’s spiraling out of control. The only thing keeping her from the brink is the man who loves her (Williams, at his most silkily sartorial). As Piano Man, Holiday’s accompanist and confidante, Pryor is tremendously empathetic, presumably drawing upon a deep well of experience with addiction and hard times.

Ticketing
Double Feature 
2 for 1 admission 
 
1 ticket to Lady Sings the Blues (5pm, 9:15pm) or Dynamite Chicken (7:45pm) gets you into both films.
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Intro by Armond White 
 

The 9:15pm screening of Lady Sings the Blues will be introduced by Armond White, film critic and editor of CityArts.