The Girls in the Band

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 11:36

They wiggled. They jiggled. They wore low-cut gowns, along with short skirts and shorts. They kowtowed 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 musicians and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 1930s to the present day.

These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism, harassment and dealt with diminished opportunities for decades, yet they were determined and continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.

Today a new breed of gifted young women are taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.

NYWIFT invites you to attend a special screening of The Girls In The Band on Thursday, May 16th at Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center, 144 West 65th Street. Screening time is 6:30pm, which will be followed by a Q&A and reception.

Thursday, May 16, 2013 @ 6:30 PM
$10 to NYWIFT, WAM and SAG-AFTRA members
RSVP by prepayment online for discount ticket price
Location: Lincoln Center
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
144 West 65th Street