Judy Chaikin, US, 2011, 83 mins
Opening with close-ups on the three women present in Art Kane’s famous 1958 photograph “A Great Day in Harlem,” Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 30′s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Winner of the Best Documentary Feature at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Friday March 2nd, 2012 6:00pm GISS