Her Voice

...But Then, She’s Betty Carter

A sensitive documentary portrait about the genius vocal talent that is Betty Carter.

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USA 1980
Dir Michelle Parkerson

Made two years after Betty Carter’s triumphant performance alongside Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan at the Newport Jazz festival, Parkerson’s sensitive documentary portrait shows a singer at the top of her game. Carter was fiercely independent and delivered virtuoso displays of scat singing. Pure genius.

+ Gotta Make This Journey: Sweet Honey in the Rock
USA 1983. Dir Joseph Camp. 58min. Video
This vibrant and engaging film profiles the a capella activist group, ‘Sweet Honey in the Rock’.

Tickets £6. Please note that the best quality material available of both films is standard definition.