The Woody Guthrie Center presents a private viewing of the 2002 documentary, “Strange Fruit,” with its director, Joel Katz. “Strange Fruit” is 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. It examines the history of lynching and the interplay of race, labor, the left and popular culture as forces that would give rise to the Civil Rights Movement. Join us for this thought-provoking exploration of music, history, art and insight into this remarkable era in American culture. This event is a pivotal component of our programming for the “Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photos by Jerry Dantzic” exhibit.
Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m.
Woody Guthrie Center Theater
102 Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103
$10 general admission
Free for Woody Guthrie Center members