Cinema at the State Theatre in Auburn Presents: The Girls in the Band

PLACER COUNTY, CA (MPG)  |  By Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center
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Monday, May 21, 2018 ~ 7 pm

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

THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the fascinating stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their 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.

“Our greatest satisfaction will come if this film can inspire a new crop of young female jazz musicians to stand on the shoulders of those early pioneers and to reach for the stars.”
 --  Judy Chaikin, Producer/Director/Writer

“A visual and aural feast for the senses… this is no dusty historical monograph: The Girls in the Band swings…Chock full of great music, dancing, and performance clips.” -- Ken Jacobson, PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM SOCIETY -

Sponsored by Soroptimist International of the American River.

Monday, May 21, 2018 ~ 7 pm

Run Time 1h 27m

General Admission: $8

Location: State Theatre, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn CA

Box Office: or 530-885-0156