Sini Anderson
United States, 83 min

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant figure but never shy voice of the Riot Grrrl Movement. Through rarely seen archive footage and revealing interviews, we are allowed access to one of the most intense and fascinating personalities of the contemporary music scene. A perfect example of rockumentary.

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to international 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. Through painstakingly researched materials, we are allowed access to one of the most intense and fascinating personalities of the contemporary music scene. A true fighter who knew how to break the rules. Light years away from the lazy rules of the music biz and the worn-out coolness of so-called taste makers, Kathleen Hanna has always gone against the grain. Always paying the price. The Punk Singer is the story of how she pulled off what she did and how she did it.

Giona A. Nazzaro

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Duration
83 min
Year
2013
Country
United States
Section
Grand Angle
Language
English
Subtitle
French
Production
Tamra Davis
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