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Int'l Sweethearts of Rhythm

  • 9 10
  • 1986
  • 30min
Int'l Sweethearts of Rhythm
  • Original Title: Int'l Sweethearts of Rhythm

Featuring icons such as Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, Anna Mae Winburn and Pauline Brady, this short film portrays the women who made their way in the world of jazz in a multi-racial band in the 1940s.

Int'l Sweethearts of Rhythm

AWARDS: First Prize Festival de Films de Femmes Paris

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Berlinale International Film Festival/ New York Film Festival

Int'l Sweethearts of Rhythm. The multi-racial all-women jazz band

From the Piney Woods School in the Mississippi Delta to the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City, this toe-tapping music film tells the story of the swinging, multi-racial all-women jazz band of the 1940s.

A 16 piece band with a strong brass section, heavy percussion, and a deep rhythmic sense, the Sweethearts were not just a novelty but featured many of the best female musicians of the day.

Andrea Weiss
Andrea Weiss Director
Greta Schiller
Greta Schiller Director

Production Companies

Jezebel Productions (II)

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