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A documentary about punk/feminist icon Kathleen Hanna will be released in Los Angeles and New York on November 29th. Details about further release locations are forthcoming. This film about the Riot Grrl pioneer originated out of a kickstarter campaign and has gone on to become an Official Selection at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and won the Women in Cinema Lena Sharpe Award at this year’s Seattle Film Festival.
Watch a trailer here.
For more info, check out the press release below:
THE PUNK SINGER is director Sini Anderson’s intimate and exhilarating portrait of punk feminist icon Kathleen Hanna. A hit at the 2013 SXSW and 2013 Seattle International Film Festivals, the film will open on Friday, November 29 in Los Angeles and New York, with a national roll-out to follow. The film will also be available nationwide on IFC Films’ on video-on-demand platform, available to over 50 million homes in all major markets including Amazon, Xbox and Sony Store.
Lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, Hanna rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the Riot Grrrl movement of the ‘90s. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons for a new generation of women and a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and interviews with Hanna, as well as musicians like Kim Gordon, Joan Jett and Carrie Brownstein, THE PUNK SINGER provides a fascinating overview of her influential career, leading up to the much-anticipated launch of her new band, The Julie Ruin.