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The Girls In The Band

When the world told them the couldn't play, they did it anyway!
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Official Website
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Overview

Genre
Cultural History, Minorities, Arts, Social Issues, and Music
Synopsis

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.

Stage
finished
Running time
88 and 57 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Artist Tribe/One Step Productions
Years of Production
2006 - 2013
Locations
New York, Los Angeles, Omaha, Mississippi,
Prod. Partners
Michael Greene, Executive Producer Nancy Kissock, Producer Hugh Hefner, Producer, Judy Chaikin, Producer Erin Li, Co-Prodoucer Ann Ziff, Co Producer

Distribution Details

Release year
2013
Festivals
Forty festivals
Awards
Audience Choice - Palm Springs, Victoria, Omaha, Best Music Doc - DocUtah, Best Doc, High Falls
Distribution
John Tilley, theatrical distributor
Language
English
Subtitles
French, Spanish

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