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Femme Film Fridays: Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band

Fri May 4 @ 7:00 pm

| $3 - $5

Join the Bullock Museum for a screening and conversation about Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band.

This screening is part of Femme Film Fridays, a film series highlighting the cinematic works of women, both behind and in front of the camera. Now in its second season, all the films for the 2017-2018 season address ideas of identity. This evening’s program includes a film screening with Q&A to follow with musician and educator Akina Adderley. Prior to the feature film screening will be two episodes from Doyin Oyeniyi and Evelyn Ngugi’s series, Austin While Black.  Come early at 6pm for a welcome reception with cash bar and FREE drink samples.

Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a documentary about the life and music of this renowned jazz pianist, composer and arranger who has remained largely unknown. Mary Lou Williams was one of the greatest innovators of jazz during an era when jazz was the most popular form of music. Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a documentary that explores the life, work and ambitions of one of the 20th centuries’ leading jazz musicians and savants, Mary Lou Williams. A woman bathed in talent and expertise, Mary Lou Williams  fought to convince and claim an identity in the music world and paved the way for many women who followed her.

Your ticket purchase supports the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.


Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX United States
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