Seth Pinsker - Director, Producer, Writer
Nominated for an Academy Award (plus a ton of other awards). Adapted from the song by Billie Holiday and the novel by Lillian Smith. Set in 1948 in the deep South, it’s the story of a black man deciding to put his life on the line and register to vote in pre-civil rights Georgia against the wishes of family and friends. It's an amazing thing when men risk their lives for a cause... But even more astounding when they do it without even the support of family, friends, or a “movement” to back them up... "Strange Fruit" is the story of one such man.
Filmed in a classical film style, intended to give the feeling tone, style and look of the films of the period.