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“The Silver Belles”

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100% audience approval at Rotten Tomatoes!

"***½ Beguiling!  A lovely reminder that music and movement just may
hold the secret to eternal youth.” –Chicago Tribune

“*****Enchanting! Splendid slice of African American history”  -New York Beacon

"Marvelous...a real treasure!" -The New Yorker     

"Awe-inspiring and delightful"  -New York Sun

“Still bustin’ a move . . . whooping up a whole lotta somethin' in front of sold-out crowds.
The Silver Belles are bold, brash, and gorgeously awake, and their willingness
to live large is thrilling. -Village Voice, Critics’ Pick

"Richly uplifting!  Inspirational to young and old alike."  - Hollywood Reporter

“Full of mischief… yet emotionally resonant.”  - Seattle Times

“Money has little to do with the kind of emotional wealth shared so generously in
Been Rich All My Life. Good times and bum times, they've seen it all
and they're still here. Lucky us.”  -Entertainment Weekly

"What happens to a chorus girl when her high kick starts to sag?  If she’s one of the Silver Belles, the
toe-tapping quintet at the heart of Heather Lyn MacDonald’s affectionate documentary, she keeps
right on hoofin’ until the almighty takes her tap shoes away."  -Los Angeles Times

Other reviews and features: New Jersey Star Ledger, Daily News, Black America, Amsterdam News

Women Film Critics Circle - Josephine Baker Award
Best Documentary - Black Cinema, Berlin
Audience Award - Rehoboth Beach Int'l Film Festival
Women's Eye Award - River Run Int'l Film Festival

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