Bold and resilient, five classy hoofers of Harlem’s 1930s golden age are still "bustin' a move" and donning sequins to dance for sold-out crowds. From their tap-dance days in chorus lines of the Harlem Renaissance, these awesome divas have never lost their gratitude for where their feet have taken them, and they’re still not ready to hang up their shoes. With singular candor and sly wit, they also share with us their rich legacy. They performed with the likes of Bill Bojangles Robinson, Cab Calloway and Duke Ellington; they were the leaders of the historic strike at the Apollo Theater that established AGVA; and they toured in the first black USO show -- stealing the “for colored only” signs off trains in the American South. Fueled by a music score that ranges over 8 decades of evolving jazz styles and directed by Sundance-winner Heather Lyn MacDonald. "The Silver Belles are bold, brash and gorgeously awake, and their willingness to live large is thrilling.

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5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings

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  • Average 6.8/10
  • Fresh 24
  • Rotten 6

Critics Consensus: The remarkable resilience, energy, strength, and charisma of these women captivate, and their experiences are a historical treasure.

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Studio
Toots Crackin Productions
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2005 Toots Crackin Productions, Inc.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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