THE PUNK SINGER
First show: December 06
SAN FRANCISCO PREMIERE! Q&A WITH FILMMAKER SINI ANDERSON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 AFTER 7PM SHOW! Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but ferocious voice of Riot Grrrl. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, 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 intimate interviews with Hanna, THE PUNK SINGER takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.
Check out Bikini Kill rip through “Suck My Left One” and “Rebel Girl” in 1991:
…and here’s Le Tigre with “Deceptacon”, performed live on Mexican TV in 2005!
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