Director: Barry Pett, Austin Young
Starring: Hadda Brooks
Synopsis: Film makers, Austin Young and Barry Pett, take a wild romp through Miss Brooks’ stomping grounds, Hollywood and San Francisco, in a documentary that will have you laughing and crying at the same time. This is an intimate and poignant musical portrait of the boogie woogie queen and torch singer who received the recognition and audiences she had been searching for throughout the fits and starts of her 50 year career. The under appreciated star put Modern Records on the musical map, was first black woman to have her own TV show, and appeared in films with stars like Humphrey Bogart. Bonnie Raitt calls Hadda an ‘American Treasure,’ and Brooks’ is recognized by the R&B hall of fame as a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll.
Release Date: May 7, 2007 (USA) | Length: 72 min | Genre: Biography, History | MPAA Rating: NR
Note: Premiered at the Los Angeles Silver Lake Film Festival which was held from May 3-12, 2007.