The Punk Singer
- 1h 20min
- Directed by: Sini Anderson
- Cast: Kathleen Hanna, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Adam Horowitz
- UK release: 23 May 2014
Documentary on former Bikini Kill singer and punktivist extraordinaire Kathleen Hanna, chronicling her struggle against a late diagnosis of Lyme disease. Fellow musicians such as Joan Jett and Kim Gordon help tell Hanna's story, and although it misses her recent return to touring, it's an inspiring account of a charismatic musician.
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Reviews & features
The Punk Singer19 Mar 2014
Inspiring look at the Bikini Kill riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna
Whatever happened to Kathleen Hanna? That's the basic thrust of Sini Anderson's accomplished debut feature-length documentary chronicling the life of the explosively inspiring former singer with punk rock bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre and leader of the…
Five of the best music highlights of the Glasgow Film Festival 201419 Feb 2014
Featuring Goblin with Golden Teacher and CHVRCHES' Lauren Mayberry introducing The Punk Singer
Partir to Live Strobes, 12-string guitar drones, skin-on-skin shots, electricity pylons – expect a chilling, confusing hour or so, at this screening of Chilean film Partir To Live. It’s beautifully soundtracked by Dutch minimalist electronic composer…
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