Feast Films: The Punk Singer
Friday 19 October
Thornbury Picture House
802 High St, Thornbury
Seniors & Children $12
Dir. Sini Anderson, USA, 2013, 82 mins
Rating: M (coarse language and mature themes)
The Punk Singer is a 2013 documentary that explores the life and career of musician and activist Kathleen Hanna. As lead singer of punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, Hanna rose to attention as the reluctant, but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, and a cultural lightning rod for the feminist movement.
Using a combination of interviews and archival footage including live band performances, the film features many important figures in Hanna’s life, including Joan Jett, Kathi Wilcox, Kim Gordon, Carrie Brownstein, Adam Horovitz and many more.
The Punk Singer offers a unique insight into the riot grrl movement, punk music, and modern-day feminism.
Feast Films sessions also feature screenings of music videos from prominent and emerging Australian women film makers and the artists that inspire them. This session will screen Mod Con’s Kidney Auction Blues by Triana Hernandez, and Dark Fair’s Off Into My Head by Vanessa Cox.