...But Then She’s Betty Carter / Storme: Lady of the Jewel

...But Then She’s Betty Carter / Storme: Lady of the Jewel

Director Michelle Parkerson will be in attendance

...But Then, She's Betty Carter
dir. Michelle Parkerson, US, 1980, 16mm, 53 min.

This lively film is an unforgettable portrait of legendary jazz vocalist Betty Carter. Uncompromised by commercialism throughout her long career, she forged alternative criteria for success — including founding her own recording company and raising her two sons as a single parent. Parkerson's special film captures Carter's musical genius, her paradoxical relationship with the public and her fierce dedication to personal and artistic independence.

Storme: The Lady of the Jewel Box
dir. Michelle Parkerson, US, 1987, digital, 21 min.

Storme DeLarverie looks back on her time touring, during the 1950s and 60s, as a mistress of ceremonies and sole male impersonator of the legendary Jewel Box Revue, America’s first integrated female impersonation show.

Please join us at 6:00pm before the screening for a reception for director Michelle Parkerson

Producers' Forums are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

$8.00 - $10.00


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