FATHOM EVENTS AND TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES MARK THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF LADY SINGS THE BLUES

Tour de force performance by Diana Ross returns to the big screen February 20 and 23 in celebration of Black History Month


WHAT: Lady Sings The Blues, the Academy Award®-nominated biopic of the incomparable Billie Holiday, returns to theatres in celebration of its 50th anniversary on February 20 and 23.  Diana Ross made her feature film debut with a performance that earned her an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress.

 

Ross stars alongside Billy Dee Williams and Richard Pryor in this landmark film based on Holiday’s autobiography.  

 

From working as a housekeeper in a brothel to headlining at Carnegie Hall, Lady Sings The Blues follows Holiday’s legendary, groundbreaking career – and her tragic death at age 44. 

 

This special anniversary screening includes exclusive pre- and post-film commentary, presented by TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz.

 

WHO: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Paramount Pictures.

 

WHEN: February 20 and 23 Only

 

WHERE: Tickets for the 50th Anniversary of Lady Sings The Blues can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters; for a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). Please contact your local theater for individual safety precautions.