Bette Midler: The Divine Miss M

U.S. Premiere

Samantha Peters, UK, 2014, 75MIN

For five decades the woman they call "The Divine Miss M" forged a path that has taken her from a pineapple canning factory in Honolulu to the highest echelons of Hollywood. The BBC’s Imagine series joins Bette Midler on her journey through the chorus lines of Broadway, the bathhouses and nightclubs of New York City in the 1970s, and to the top of the film industry. Her combination of soulful voice and raucous wit made her irreplaceable as an outrageous, captivating entertainer. As she releases her first album in eight years, host Alan Yentob joins Ms. Midler to revisit the places and early influences of her spectacular career.

Director Samantha Peters in person for Q&A.

Free and open to the public.

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Samantha Peters