Date(s) - 03/23/2014
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
NO FESTIVAL REQUIRED PRESENTS
“Sunday Matinees at Phoenix Center for the Arts”
“The Girls In The Band”
Producer/Director – Judy Chaikin
Sunday March 23 2014 1:30 pm (doors at 1 pm)
Tickets $7.00 at the door or $8 in advance (includes service fee)
They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved.
THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 20’s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continue today to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.
THE NEW YORK TIMES – Jeannette Catsoulis (NYT Critics’ Pick)
Everything a worthwhile documentary should be, and then some; engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters.
THE VILLAGE VOICE – Aaron Hillis
It’s a cultural travesty that the women of early jazz…have become a neglected footnote in music history, but Judy Chaikin’s well-researched, buoyantly entertaining documentary portrait could be the corrective.
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES – Gary Goldstein
Lively and entertaining … sheds long overdue light. Director Judy Chaikin…infuses this fine portrait with grace, nostalgia and a well-calibrated dose of social commentary.
“SUNDAY MATINEES” SPONSORED BY:
GRIP IDEAS – Advertising/Market Planning/Public Relations
Carly’s Bistro – 128 East Roosevelt St.
www.carlysbistro.com – Jazz Brunch and afternoon jazz jam!
General Dentistry of David R Weiss DDS
www.davidweissdds.com – 3030 North Third Street, Suite 900