Profiling legendary jazz trumpeter Tiny Davis and her partner of over 40 years, drummer-pianist Ruby Lucas, Tiny & Ruby: Hell Divin' Women weaves together rare jazz recordings, live performances, vintage photographs, and narrative poetry by Cheryl Clarke.
Tiny's contribution to jazz history is documented in an informal, intimate style in which the 78-year-old demonstrates that her chops and humor are both quite intact.
Produced and directed by Greta Schiller and Andrea Weiss. Produced in association with Channel 4 (UK).
Awards & Screenings
Audience Favorite Award, San Francisco Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 1989 Best Documentary, Festival International de Films de Femmes Paris Silver Plaque Award, Chicago International Film Festival Finalist, American Film and Video Festival 1989 Berlin International Film Festival, Panorama Section
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