What: Punk Singer
When: SATURDAY (Dec. 28)
Where: Film Streams
Phone: (402) 933-0259
There have been a lot of women rockers who have left their mark on punk rock music – Patti Smith, Siouxsie Sioux, Poison Ivy Rorchach (the Cramps), etc. – but none quite like punk rocker and riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre.
Hanna was – and still is – one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons and 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.
The film – a must-see for ANY fan of rock and roll – is now playing at Film Streams, 1340 Mike Fahey St. For show times, go to filmstreams.org. Tickets are $9.
If you're scratching your head and saying aloud, "I've never heard of this person. Who is this Hanna of which you speak?" then click on the link below to see the official trailer to this captivating film.
And here's another hint as to who Kathleen Hanna is: Remember that guy Kurt Cobain who had the band Nirvana? Remember their song "Smells Like Teen Spirit"? Hanna is the one who gave Cobain the phrase, "smells like teen spirit."