The United States vs Billie Holiday with Johann Hari

Business Event

26 Jun 2021 Once Only Event

Join Johann Hari and Jenny Valentish for an exclusive movie screening of The United States vs. Billie Holiday at The Astor Theatre in St. Kilda on Support Don’t Punish Day, Saturday 26 June, starting from 7:00 pm.

Johann will appear live from London via video link to introduce the movie and talk about the amazing back story of Billie Holiday and her battle with Harry Aslinger, the newly appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.

He will be talking live on screen with Jenny Valentish, a journalist and author of ‘Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment’, where she explores the unique experiences of women with alcohol and drugs.

Then after a short intermission, the movie will start at 8:00 o’clock, which provides a fascinating look at Billie Holiday’s illustrious career as a legendary jazz singer as she battled addiction, racism and was targeted by the FBI through an undercover sting operation in an effort to silence he

About Jenny Valentish

Jenny Valentish is a journalist and author of ‘Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment’, where she explores the unique experiences of women with alcohol and drugs. She is a SMART Recovery Australia board member and an ambassador for Monash University’s Brain & Mental Health Laboratory.

Doors open at 6:15 with refreshments and drinks are available at multiple locations.

Facilities

Bar Carpark Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Rates

From AU$31.00

General Admission – $35

Concession – $31

Early Bird – $31

Event Dates

Once Only Event

26 Jun 2021

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