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But Then, She's Betty Carter PITTSBURGH PREMIERE! : 5th Annual Sembéne African Film & Arts Festival

Friday, November 22, 2013  
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Michele Parkerson's documentary on the life and music of Betty Carter, But Then, She's Betty Carter has everything going for it in the talent of the black jazz vocalist herself. She not only is an accomplished singer, she had the wisdom and perseverance to stay with her vision of herself in the face of both gender and racial prejudice, which always cuts to the pocketbook as well as the heart. This documentary highlights her 30-year career with the music she sings, still photographs of herself and other jazz musicians, and reminiscences shard with friends like Lionel Hampton.
Discussion Leader: Maggie Johnson
7101 Hamilton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15208