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. . . But Then, She’s Betty Carter
Directed by Michelle Parkerson • 1980 • United States
This lively film is an unforgettable portrait of legendary jazz vocalist Betty Carter. Refusing to bow to commercial demands throughout her long career, Carter forged an alternative criteria for success—including founding her own recording company and raising her two sons as a single parent. Michelle Parkerson’s vivid snapshot captures Carter’s musical genius, her paradoxical relationship with the public, and her fierce dedication to personal and artistic independence.