BETTY - THEY SAY I’M DIFFERENT: WORKSHOP/PANEL w Dir. Phil Cox, Red Bull Music Academy, special guests
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. Catch the movie and a very special performance by Betty’s band FUNK HOUSE at 7pm, Regent Square Theater. Food sponsorship / donation by North Park Clubhouse.
Your ticket/donation directly supports speaker & performing artist stipends. Thank you!
WORKSHOP : METHOD, INNOVATION & MULTI-TASKING IN CONTEMPORARY DOCUMENTARY
11am-1:30pm, Melwood Mini, Pay What You Can
60 seats - Registration link coming soon
Pres. by Red Bull Music Academy
BETTY Director Phil Cox leads a workshop on the methodologies within documentary filmmaking. Breaking down scenes and rushes from individual films, look at the options modern documentary filmmakers have at their disposal to create their stories, discuss how to make connections with subjects, and deal with everyday production and multi-tasking issues. Phil Cox is a London-based filmmaker who has also directed THE BENGALI DETECTIVE (Sundance/HBO), LOVE HOTEL (Toronto/NETFLIX), and CAPTURED IN SUDAN (VICE).
Director Phil Cox
PANEL: INDUSTRY WOMEN - EMPOWERING FUTURE VOICES & VISIONS
2-5:00pm, Melwood Screening Room, Pay What You Can
Pres. by Red Bull Music Academy
Moderated by VIVIAN HOST (Red Bull Radio / Peak Time M-F 12pm EST)
JOCELYN COOPER (Afropunk)
DANIELLE MAGGIO (BETTY Assoc. Producer)
SARAH HUNY YOUNG (American Woman)
LAUREN GOSHINSKI (PF/PCA Dir. Exhibitions, VIA Festival, girlFx)
KAHMEELA ADAMS (RuggedAngel Productions)
BLAK RAPP MADUSA (1Hood Media)
MAGGIE NEGRETE (Women in Sound)
Vivian Host is a radio show host, music journalist, DJ and label owner who has been covering the scene in the United States and beyond for over 20 years, with a focus on electronic music. Her show Peak Time is your daily guide to the best new music with Vivian Host: In-depth artist interviews, the latest tracks, breaking news and the unique stories that shape our culture. https://www.redbullradio.com/shows/peak-time
Joceyln Cooper (Afropunk)
Music industry pioneer and pop cultural luminary, the Hampton University grad and former head of A&R at Universal Records, has helped expand the AFROPUNK movement beyond Brooklyn and has created events in Atlanta, London and Paris.http://afropunk.com
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 the screening of BETTY following the panel at 7pm at Regent Square with performance by Betty’s band FUNK HOUSE!
2 other special events celebrating BETTY - THEY SAY IM DIFFERENT run 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.