Shot over a five-year period in a nuanced, cinematic style, Tomboy tells the story of four women drummers, making their mark in a stereotypically masculine field. Together they span sixty years of popular music - celebrated through a trove of previously unseen archival footage, intimate portraiture, insightful interviews and some serious drumming skills. The film captures the intoxicating atmosphere onstage, then goes beyond to chart each artist’s personal journey, converging in a unique celebration of the female experience that hits hard and hits home

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Lindsay Lindenbaum


Director: Lindsay Lindenbaum
Executive Producer: Steven M. Engel, Helen D. "Heidi" Reavis
Producer: Eleanor Emptage
Cinematographer: Lindsay Lindenbaum
Editor: Sandra Itäinen
Music: Merrill Garbus and Nate Brenner ( tUnE-yArDs )
Principal Cast: Ms. Bobbye Hall, Samantha Maloney, Chase Noelle, Bo-Pah Sledge


David Piperni and Daniel Cantagallo
Public Film Contact
Eleanor Emptage
Tomboy Film
+44 7967682329
Publicity Contact
Erin Durkin
Sales Agent
Cargo Sales & Releasing
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 95 mins