HIDE MAP

Events

Arts + Culture,
Entertainment

Sembène Film Festival: Betty: They Say I'm Different

Jul 30, 2018 - Jul 30, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
City of Asylum
40 W. North Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15212

Funk Queen Betty Davis changed the landscape for female artists in America. She “was the first…” as former husband Miles Davis said. “Madonna before Madonna, Prince before Prince”.

A songwriter from a small local steel town, Betty arrived on the 70’s scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. She befriended Jimi Hendrix and Sly Stone, wrote songs for the Chambers Brothers and the Commodores, and married Miles – startlingly turning him from jazz to funk on the album she named “Bitches Brew”. She then, despite being banned and boycotted, went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Then suddenly – she vanished.

Downtown Made Easy Guide

Downtown Shopping Guide

State of Downtown Pittsburgh Report

Downtown Map

© 2020 Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. All Rights Reserved. | Terms Of Use | Privacy Policy