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The Punk Singer


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.

Director: Sini Anderson

Producer: Tamra Davis, Gwen Bialic, Rachel Dengiz, Erin Owens, Alan Oxman

Cinematographer: Jennie Jeddry, Moira Morel

Editor: Bo Mehrad, Jessica Hernandez

Music: Kathleen Hanna

Principal Cast: Kathleen Hanna, Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox, Johanna Fateman, Kim Gordon, Adam Horovitz, Carrie Brownstein, JD Samson, Corin Tucker, Allison Wolfe, Joan Jett


Sini Anderson has worked in film for over ten years as a producer, first assistant director, and creative consultant on such films as "By Hook or by Crook", "Jaded Consumer Looking for Something More", "Fumbling Towards Rock: The Miriam and Helen Story", and "Maggots and Men". "The Punk Singer" is Anderson’s first feature length documentary.

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