Screening Of "Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band" At The 2015 New Orleans Film Festival

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The New Orleans Film Society, the National Black Programming Consortium, the Amistad Research Center, the McKenna Museum of African American Art | New Orleans and the MACCNO - Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans present:

The New Orleans community screening of "MARY LOU WILLIAMS: THE LADY WHO SWINGS THE BAND" at the 2015 New Orleans Film Festival

Do join us for the second and final screening of this feature documentary about one of music's most influential figures and often unsung heroines!

WHEN: Tuesday, October 20 @ 6:00pm

WHERE: Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard

TICKETS: FREE and Open to the Public!

*First-come, First-Serve seating. Limited capacity, early arrival suggested.*

DETAILS + TICKETS:
http://www.neworleansfilmfestival.org/


ABOUT THE FILM:

SYNOPSIS: “There aren’t any women, and very few men, that can do what I can musically,” Mary Lou Williams says toward the beginning of this portrait, demonstrating the well-deserved confidence that pushed her forward as an arranger and pianist in the man’s world of jazz. Williams made her mark with imaginative arrangements for Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, as mentor to young musicians like Dizzy Gillespie and Thelonius Monk and during solo performances. Her words drive the story: Alfre Woodard narrates excerpts from her interviews and letters and provides an intimate look at the mind of a woman who revolutionized jazz, yet remains known only as a “musician’s musician.” Archival footage and recordings, interviews with prominent jazz scholars and recreations of Williams’s path from Kansas City to the center of the jazz scene make this an unusual and inspiring film. – Rachel Lazar
*Filmmakers in attendance.

Director CAROL BASH
Producer CAROL BASH
DPs ROBERT SHEPARD, JAMES FRANCIS RICHARDS, MICHAEL CHIN
Editor SANDRA CHRISTIE
Year 2015
Runtime 70 MINUTES
Country USA

MORE:
http://marylouwilliamsproject.com/
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By: Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans

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