The Punk Singer
USA, 2013, 80 Minute Running Time
ENDS Thursday, January 9th.
Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. 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.
Official selection of SXSW, HotDocs, AFIDocs, Seattle.
"This is a movie both powerful and intimate, fitting because Hanna herself is a union of idea and woman.... The Punk Singer is the rare film that brings women to the front in an authentic way that never panders.... It feels vital." - Badass Digest
DIRECTOR: Sini Anderson
US Distributor: Sundance Selects