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Betty – They Say I’m Different [R]

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Betty – They Say I’m Different

Ελληνική Πρεμιέρα / Greek Premiere
Ντοκιμαντέρ / Documentary ΗΠΑ / USA, 2017, 52′, DCP, Έγχρ. Ασπρόμαυρο / Color, Black & White Με ήχο / Sound, Αγγλικά / English

Σκηνοθεσία / Direction Phil Cox Κινούμενα Σχέδια / Animation Kash Σενάριο / Screenplay Phil Cox Μοντάζ / Editing Esteban Uyarra Παραγωγός / Producer Giovanna Stopponi for Native Voice Films, Damon Smith, Laurent Mini for La Compagnie Des Taxi-Brousse, Danielle Maggio Προέλευση ταινίας / Film Source Monoduo Films

With her suggestive lyrics and audacious outfits, the funk singer Betty Davis is far ahead of her time. Too far, perhaps. “If Betty were singing today she’d be something like Madonna; something like Prince,” wrote jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in his 1989 autobiography. Davis married Betty in 1968, and she kept his surname after their divorce the follow- ing year. Betty – They Say I’m Different, named after her second studio album, which was released in 1974, focuses on the reasons why this “bold soul sister” left the music industry in the late 1970s.

Phil Cox

He created Native Voice Films in 1998. For the last 20 years, he has worked as a director and producer of award winning television and independent films.

The 9th Athens Avant-Garde Film Festival is carried out in the context of “Cinephilia in the New Age II” which is funded by the European Union — European Regional Development Fund (Operational Programme ROP ATTIKI of NSRF 2014-2020). All actions are carried out under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.