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Show Girls celebrates Montreal's swinging Black jazz scene from the 1920s to the 1960s, when the city was wide open. Three women who danced in the legendary Black clubs of the day - Rockhead's Paradise, The Terminal, Café St. Michel - share their unforgettable memories of life at the centre of one of the world's hottest jazz spots. From the Roaring Twenties, through the Second World War and on into the golden era of clubs in the fifties and sixities, Show Girls chronicles the lives of Bernice, Tina and Olga - mixing their memories with rarely seen footage of the era. Their stories are told against a backdrop of the fascinating social and political history that made Montreal a jazz and nightclub hotspot for decades. It is a story of song and dance, music and pride.

1998, 52 min 03 s

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Chris Award - Category: Arts and Culture
International Film and Video Festival
October 19 to 22 1999, Columbus - USA

Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Best Multicultural / Race Relations
Yorkton Film Festival
May 13 to 16 1999, Yorkton - Canada

Antoinette (Nettie) Kryski Canadian Heritage Award - with a cash prize of 500$
Yorkton Film Festival
May 13 to 16 1999, Yorkton - Canada

Certificate of Merit
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 22 to May 6 1999, San Francisco - USA