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The Punk Singer
US, 2013, 82 min, Directed by: Sini Anderson, English original version
Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to worldwide 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.
„A poignant, intimate portrait of a larger-than-life personality – one whose singular voice is still sorely needed in music, culture and, well, everywhere.“ - Amy Plitt, Time Out NY
„Unnegotiated truth, a frank and exhilarating portrayal of a legend.“ - Meredith Borders, Badass Digest
„Beautiful and rousing!“ - Karen Valby, Entertainment Weekly
„It f**king rocks.“ - Flixist, Editor's Choice
Co-presented by agit.DOC, Grrrls Kulturverein, schaumbad
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