Been Rich All My Life - Classy Hoofers of Harlem’s Golden Age

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Been Rich All My Life

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Meet the age-defying Silver Belles, still "bustin' a move" and donning sequins for sold-out crowds. From their days in chorus lines of the Harlem Renaissance, their love of dance and of each other hasn't wavered, and the film sparkles with their candor and sly humor. Despite any setbacks, they never lose their gratitude for where their feet have taken them.

They performed with the likes of Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald; led the strike at the Apollo Theater that established the American Guild of Variety Artists; and toured in the first black USO show (stealing "for colored only" signs off trains in the South). Fueled by a music score that ranges over eight decades of evolving jazz styles and directed by Sundance-winner Heather Lyn MacDonald.

"I'm going to dance, dance, dance 'til I can't dance no more, and I'm going to live, live, live 'til I die!" claims Bertye Lou Wood, age 95.

100% Audience Score, Rotten Tomatoes

Winner, Women Film Critics Circle, Josephine Baker Award