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.
Preceded by THE BLOWBACK (dir. Jen Parkhill), which follows the recording and artistic process of Austin-based rock musician, Emily Wolfe, exploring music as a battleground, an anthem, a catharsis, and a canvas that incites political and personal justice as it invites listeners to grieve, scream, cry, play, dance and sing along as the artist reveals her decision to self produce her most inspired album to date. Emily Wolfe will be in attendance for a short Q&A following the screening of THE BLOWBACK.
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