So our friends at Dog Woof film distribution have kindly given us some awesome ‘Girls to the front’ shirts, bags and badges for some lucky HollabackLDNers in celebration of the release of the new documentary about Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin fame. Comment below or tweet us to be in with a chance, and do go along and see the film when it’s out. We were lucky enough to be invited along to a preview, and it’s pretty damn good, raw, inspiring and ahem..a little teary at times. It’s out this Friday 23rd May ’14, check out the trailer here follow the film on twitter here and check out the list of screenings here
A film by Sini Anderson
The Punk Singer
In UK Cinemas 23rd May 2014
“A terrific story” – Chicago Sun Times
Sini Anderson’s film on legendary singer and front woman Kathleen Hanna is a must-see for anyone who grew up listening to her bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, but the film is also a tribute to a woman whose daring on stage and off shook the music world and created a new feminist movement. Dogwoof is proud to release The Punk Singer to UK audiences 23 May 2014.
Crashing into the US Punk/Indie music scene in the 1990s with her unique voice, audacious and confrontational lyrics, and authoritative stage presence, Kathleen Hanna and the bands she fronted, first Bikini Kill and then later the electro punk Le Tigre, were a figures head for a cultural movement that put girls firmly to the front. She railed against the sexism in the music scene and spearheaded the feminist Riot Grrrl movement through gigs, music and zines, but then in 2005 she stopped shouting and withdrew from public life.
Exploring her retreat, director Sini Anderson uses interviews with Hanna cut in with footage and music from the bands, as well as interviews with fellow musicians including Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, Adam Horowitz from the Beastie Boys and Joan Jett, to create a fascinating portrait of a unique and revolutionary artist.