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Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women

  • 9 10
  • 1988
  • 28min
Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women
  • Original Title: Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women

Jammings recorded on home videos, old photographs and music with the texture of vinyl records. Yes, this is the exquisite story of female jazz musicians Tiny Davis and her partner Ruby Lucas.

Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women

AWARDS: Silver Plaque Award/ Chicago International Film Festival/ Best Documentary. Festival International de Films de Femmes Paris

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival/ American Film and Video Festival/ Berlin International Film Festival

Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women

Profiling legendary jazz trumpeter Tiny Davis and her partner of over 40 years, drummer-pianist Ruby Lucas, “Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin’ Women” weaves together rare jazz recordings, live performances, vintage photographs, and narrative poetry by Cheryl Clarke.

The film documents Tiny Davis’ contribution to jazz history in an informal, intimate style in which the 78-year-old demonstrates that her chops and humor were both quite intact for the filming of this treasure trove of stories, sounds and images.

Greta Schiller
Greta Schiller Director

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Jezebel Productions (II)

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