The musical documentary The Girls in the Band tells the awesome and unknown story about the women in a jazz big band who broke social rules and started a journey against the sexism and racism of the day.
In the 1930’s, The Girls in the Band was a group of female trumpet players, saxophonists and drummers who weren’t allowed to play music with the men. This film is the story of their successes and struggles, and the 80-year history of the band.
Directed by Judy Chaikin, the film is 81 minutes and was released last year.
Watch the trailer: watch?v=OYfP2ylrq3A&
Here is the screening schedule and ticket price information:
Tue, Oct 11th 6:40pm
Empire Granville 7 Th 4
Wed, Oct 12th 4:20pm
Empire Granville 7 Th 2
Fri, Oct 14th 9:15pm
For advanced tickets click here.
CiTR members can ask Brenda for free tickets to the screening on first film screening.
More information at the official Vancouver International Film Festival website.