Streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max and Hulu are adding to their original content this month with a selection of new films and documentaries.
At Hulu, this includes the New York Times’ documentary “Framing Britney Spears,” which explores the singer’s conservatorship controversy, and “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday,” which stars Grammy nominee Andra Day as the titular singer.
This month will also see the release of many upcoming Oscar contenders, such as Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, and Sam Levinson’s “Malcolm & Marie,” starring John David Washington and Zendaya.
Here, WWD rounds up seven new films and documentaries to watch this February. Read on for more.
“Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygård”
Stream on Discovery+ on Feb. 5
A History of Fashion in the Black Civil Rights Movement
“Framing Britney Spears”
Stream on Hulu on Feb. 5
Britney Spears at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2018. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
The New York Times’ new documentary, “Framing Britney Spears,” looks at the singer’s rise to fame and her tumultuous life in the public eye. The documentary also examines her father’s much-criticized conservatorship over the singer, which has inspired fans to launch the #FreeBritney campaign.
“Judas and the Black Messiah”
Stream on HBO Max on Feb. 12
Daniel Kaluuya in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Courtesy of Warner Bros. Picture
A highly anticipated film at this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival, “Judas and the Black Messiah” is a biographical drama telling the story of Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Black Panther Party, as he’s betrayed by FBI informant William O’Neal. This film stars Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield and Martin Sheen.
Stream on Hulu on Feb. 19
Frances McDormand in “Nomadland.” Courtesy of SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES
Director Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” is already generating Academy Award buzz. The film stars two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand as Fern, a woman who leaves her rural town in Nevada following the economic recession and explores life on the road.
“The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”
Stream on Hulu on Feb. 26
Andra Day in “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday.” Hulu/Takashi Seida
Directed by Lee Daniels, “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday” stars Grammy nominee Andra Day as the famed singer. The biopic is set in 1940s New York City and explores racial inequalities and Holiday’s drug use.
“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry”
Stream on Apple TV+ on Feb. 26
Billie Eilish at the 2020 Grammy Awards. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
The five-time Grammy winner is the subject of a new Apple TV+ documentary, which focuses on the singer’s quick rise to fame. The documentary gives an in-depth look at the beginning of Eilish’s career as she wrote, recorded and released her debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” and shows her life on tour and at home.
Read more here:
How Netflix’s ‘Bridgerton’ Is Inspiring Spring 2021 Fashion Trends
A Breakdown of the Costumes in Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’
How ‘The Crown’ Re-created Princess Diana’s Wardrobe for the Fourth Season
WATCH: Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya on Their Fashion Collaboration
Source: Read Full Article