June Carter Cash... June Brown... June Whitfield... Everyone likes a good June! This June at the Regent Street Cinema will hold a very special UK Premiere for BETTY: THEY SAY I'M DIFFERENT. An aspiring songwriter from a small steel town, Betty Davis arrived on the 70's scene to break boundaries for women with her daring personality, iconic fashion and outrageous funk music. Despite being banned and boycotted, she went on to become the first black woman to perform, write and manage herself. Betty was a feminist pioneer, inspiring and intimidating in a manner like no woman before. Then suddenly, she just vanished.
The Film shows that Betty Davis was a woman ahead of her time - suffering for her uncompromising independence. Along the way, viewers will see that she was the equal of Tina Turner or Chaka Khan in terms of style, stage charisma, and pure sex appeal, and that Betty laid the groundwork for later divas such as Erykah Badu and Macy Gray, white soul singers like Amy Winehouse and Nikka Costa, and rockers Karen O and Jennifer Herrema. The screening is hosted by SOUL JAZZ RECORDS and is followed by a Q&A with director Phil Cox.
Click the link above to see June's highlights at the Regent Street Cinema.