I Can Only Be Mary Lane
Wednesday, November 14th at 7:30pm
Panel disscusion after the film
82 year old Mary Lane, is one of the last legendary Blues musicians that made the
Great Migration from America’s south. Although Mary is widely respected in Chicago, she has
never gotten the wider recognition she deserves. This documentary follows Mary as she records
just her second studio album and first in over 20 years. Her producer thinks it could potentially
win her a Grammy, if only they can get it done.
Special Guest Panelists
Nancy Pushkar - is an actress, a private acting coach for teens, screenwriter, and artist. She studied performance, technical theater and fine art at Northern Kentucky University, as well as studied acting on the east and west coasts. Nancy is the owner of Crazy Lady Productions. She has written, produced, directed and performed in short and feature films, and television series. She is currently in postproduction of a series called The Randoms, which she created, produced and directed. Nancy continues to write film shortsand series, produce documentaries, and is currently writing a feature film.
Ed Sawicki - has been the President of the Cincy Blues Society since 2016. He is a retired business executive from P&G and currently works as a consultant, Tae Kwon Do instructor, Executive in Residence at UC and photographer.
Camille Saba Smith (Lady Saba) - She is a jazz and R&B singer, who performs with AfroChine and is a guest singer in many jazz shows around town. Saba also hosts a radio show on WAIF.
Angela Combs - She is a blues and country singer. Currently sings with Strum n' Honey andsang with One Mississippi for about 15 years prior. Angela hails from Mississippi, so I thought the southern connection to Mary Lane may be of interest. She has performed on our main stage
at our summer fest the last two years.