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100% audience approval at Rotten Tomatoes!

"***½ Beguiling!  A lovely reminder that music and movement just may
hold the secret to eternal youth.” –Chicago Tribune

“*****Enchanting! Splendid slice of African American history”  -New York Beacon

"Marvelous...a real treasure!" -The New Yorker     

"Awe-inspiring and delightful"  -New York Sun

“Still bustin’ a move . . . whooping up a whole lotta somethin' in front of sold-out crowds.
The Silver Belles are bold, brash, and gorgeously awake, and their willingness
to live large is thrilling. -Village Voice, Critics’ Pick

"Richly uplifting!  Inspirational to young and old alike."  - Hollywood Reporter

“Full of mischief… yet emotionally resonant.”  - Seattle Times

“Money has little to do with the kind of emotional wealth shared so generously in Been Rich All My
. Good times and bum times, they've seen it all and they're still here. Lucky us.”  -Entertainment Weekly

"What happens to a chorus girl when her high kick starts to sag?  If she’s one of the Silver Belles, the
toe-tapping quintet at the heart of Heather Lyn MacDonald’s affectionate documentary, she keeps
right on hoofin’ until the almighty takes her tap shoes away."  -Los Angeles Times

Other reviews and features: New Jersey Star Ledger, Daily News, Black America, Amsterdam News

Women Film Critics Circle - Josephine Baker Award
Best Documentary - Black Cinema, Berlin
Audience Award - Rehoboth Beach Int'l Film Festival
Women's Eye Award - River Run Int'l Film Festival