THE PUNK SINGER--Walk Up Tickets Available at the Grand Lake
WALK UP TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE GRAND LAKE THEATER!
The Oakland Underground Film Festival presents the California Premiere of the must-see punk rock doc THE PUNK SINGER.
"I'm your worst nightmare come to life! I'm a girl who you can't shut up!" On an old home video in a tiny living room, a woman screams about pain, feminism, and the aggression of men in Olympia, Washington, in 1991. It's the voice of Kathleen Hanna, who will front groundbreaking punk band Bikini Kill and feminist party band Le Tigre, help launch the Riot Grrrl movement, inspire a mainstream grunge rock scene dominated by men, and courageously and emphatically serve as the mouthpiece for every girl who thought she could only whisper things in her bedroom.
Over 20 years later, Hanna is finally given her day in rock history in director Sini Anderson's award-winning documentary The Punk Singer. The origin stories this born leader, third wave feminist icon, and ultimate low-fi artist are brought to life through archival footage, intimate interviews, and commentaries by Kim Gordon, Carrie Brownstein, Ann Powers, Adam Horovitz, and former bandmates. Hanna's in-your-face activismthrough lyrics, zines, and manifestosmoved women to the front, literally and figuratively. Two decades later, Hanna is still ripping down barriers of music and gender and art, still proudly saying "Stay out of my way!"
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