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

May 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - $3 – $39

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.

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.

Please note: Entrance for this screening will be at the IMAX Lobby doors.

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


May 4, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$3 – $39
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Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701 United States
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