GREENLIGHT WOMEN invites you and a guest to a screening of the theatrically released, critically acclaimed award-winning documentary THE GIRLS IN THE BAND.
New York Film Academy Theater
3300 Riverside DrIve
Burbank, CA 91505
Director/Writer Judy Chaikin will speak following the screening and participate in an audience Q&A.
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 ’30’s to the present day.
These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades. They continued to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them. Today, there is a new breed of gifted young women taking their rightful place in the world of jazz, which can no longer deny their talents.
THE NEW YORK TIMES – NYT Critics’ Pick
“Everything a worthwhile documentary should be, and then some: engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES
“Buoyantly entertaining…sheds a long overdue light. Director Judy Chaikin infuses this fine portrait with grace, nostalgia and a well-calibrated dose of social commentary."
THE VILLAGE VOICE
“It’s a cultural travesty that the women of early jazz have become a neglected footnote in music history.”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Sheri Linden – “An important step to repairing the broken links and resurrecting almost a century of music and the women who made it."
ALL ABOUT JAZZ
Richard J. Salvucci – “This wonderful documentary is a historical, musical, cultural and artistic treasure all rolled into one."
INDIEWIRE – Leonard Maltin
“By any measure Judy Chaikin’s loving documentary is a standout."
“The Girls in the Band" is joyous and packed with great music.”
For more details about the film and a downloadable press kit, visit thegirlsintheband.com