Sembène Film Festival: Mary Lou Williams–The Lady Who Swings the Band (U.S.)Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 7 p.m.
Join us for a screening of Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band (U.S.), presented in partnership with Sembène – The Film & Art Festival and City of Asylum.
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band is a story of tragedy and triumph seen through the eyes of a prodigy. We journey the 20th century through the lens of one of its leading jazz musicians who is determined to create in a world that could not see past her race or gender.
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.