The Punk Singer
Director: Sini Anderson Run Time: 80 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 2013
Starring: Adam Horovitz, Carrie Brownstein, Joan Jett, Kathleen Hanna, Kathryn Wilcox, Kim Gordon, Tavi Gevinson
Feminism, punk music, and rare archival footage slam together in this blazing history of riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna.
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.