Chan Centre Connects

The Girls in the Band (film screening)

Thu Feb 05 2015 7pm
The Cinematheque

Presented by the Chan Centre in partnership with The Cinematheque

Director: Judy Chaikin. 88 minutes.

They wiggled, they jiggled, they wore low cut gowns and short shorts, they kow-towed to the club owners and smiled at the customers…and they did it all, just to play the music they loved.

The Girls in the Band tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 20’s to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continue today to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.

“Everything a worthwhile documentary should be, and then some: engaging, informative, thorough and brimming with delightful characters.” – The New York Times

This screening takes place at The Cinematheque in downtown Vancouver (1131 Howe Street), For more information on the film, visit

This film is being screened in conjunction with the Chan Centre’s presentation of Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project and Cecile McLorin Salvant.

Thu Feb 5 2015 7pm
The Cinematheque