Sembène Film Festival: Been Rich All My LifeTuesday, April 9, 2019 @ 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
This program is SOLD OUT. Please contact us about our waitlist policy.
Join us for a screening of Been Rich All My Life presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.
(Runtime: 81 minutes)
The Silver Belles are a group of classy, sassy hoofers who met in the 1930s as chorus dancers at the famed Apollo and Cotton Clubs. There, they learned their trade and performed with legendary bandleaders and performers including Cab Calloway, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. They also formed lifelong friendships.
When the dancers met up again in 1985, they discovered that they’d lost none of their moves — and their performances have been packing in crowds at concert halls in New York. The youngest is 84, the oldest is 95, and none is ready to give up dancing yet!
In Been Rich All My Life, director Heather Lyn MacDonald creates a loving, stereotype-busting portrait of age-defying women who have never wavered in their love of dance or of each other.
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.
The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.