The Punk Singer (12/1, 9:45pm)

“Seeing Hanna at her most fragile moments is heartbreaking, but that only serves to amp up the excitement of seeing her back in control. And the key voices in this film are all female, an especially rare feat in a music documentary.” — Williamette Week

As the lead singer of both founding Riot Grrrl band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, Kathleen Hanna has been for the past twenty years a cultural lightning rod, making razor-sharp music that inspires people the world over to dance, shout, and beat down the doors of oppression in its many forms. In the process of becoming one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons of her generation, Kathleen accumulated a list of critics who wished she would just shut up — and a legion of fans who hoped she never would. So, in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through decades of archival footage and intimate interviews with Kathleen, The Punk Singer offers never-before-seen views of and shocking revelations into the life of this fearless leader. DJ Cristina (from KXLU 88.9fm) will be here to spin tunes before the screening!
Dir. Sini Anderson, 2013, DCP, 80 min.

Watch the trailer for “The Punk Singer”!
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