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BETTY - THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT: Film Premiere & Reunion Performance by Betty’s band FUNK HOUSE
We’re excited to team up with Red Bull Music Academy, Black Bottom Film Festival and Row House Cinema to co-host the Pittsburgh premiere of the much-anticipated documentary BETTY - THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT.
FRESH LOCAL BEER provided by East End Brewing. Flagship BigHop American Ale in cans, along with a selection of newly released beers sure to please any palette. Thanks to North Park Clubhouse for providing artist hospitality & catering.
In addition to hosting the third and final screening of BETTY on Saturday, March 3, Filmmakers is thrilled to offer a day of workshops & discussion from 11am-5pm at Melwood Screening Room.
SCREENING & REUNION PERFORMANCE by FUNK HOUSE
7-10pm, Regent Square Theater, $20
Pres. by Red Bull Music Academy
Don’t miss the last chance to see BETTY - THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT and this one time only performance!
Betty Davis’ band FUNK HOUSE reunites for a special post-screening performance with support from local vocalists SHANYSE STRICKLAND, JACQUEA MAE, MORGAN HAWKINS & SHAY BANSHEE tearing up Regent Square Theater with some classic Betty Davis tunes.
About the film: BETTY - THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT reveals the extraordinary unknown story of the elusive Betty Davis: from the young girl growing up on a North Carolina farm, to the legendary funk pioneer and wife of Miles Davis, to the startling mystery of Betty's 30 year disappearance. Betty changed the landscape for female artists in America and American music on the whole - revolutionizing jazz, funk, R&B, rock and punk. From an early age, Betty freed herself from social rules traditionally imposed on women and insisted on complete control of her image and recordings, and in the case of her turbulent marriage to Miles Davis, her personal life as well. At the height of her fame in the early 1980s, she mysteriously disappeared from public life. In late 2012, after intensive research, the makers of this film connected with Betty who was living quietly alone in Pittsburgh, PA. After several months of conversation, Betty decided to tell her story...
Don’t miss 2 other special events celebrating BETTY - THEY SAY IM DIFFERENT at the following locations:
FEB 25 - BETTY PREMIERE @ BLACK BOTTOM FILM FESTIVAL, August Wilson Center
MAR 1 - BETTY SCREENING & DANCE PARTY @ ROW HOUSE CINEMA & CATTIVO
All screenings & events are in partnership with The Black Bottom Film Festival, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, Row House Cinema, and Red Bull Music Academy.