Sini Andersen: 11.22.13

302.jpgSini Andersen had to work on Kathleen Hanna for some time to let her assemble the documentary , The Punk Singer, about the singer/activists life, but the result was well worth it.  Kathleen was the founder and lead singer of the famous 90's band Bikini Kill which launched the riot grrl movement in the U.S. and introduced an entire generation of girls and women to feminism- their way.  Kathleen went on to found two other bands, Le Tigre and Julie Ruin but almost died from a mystery disease - later diagnosed as lyme disease.  Sini has assembled one of the best music documentaries from a treasure chest of home movies, performance tape, fan photos and lengthy interviews with Kathleen and her contemporaries and band mates.  An in-depth look into what drove this revolutionary woman and musician and what drove the riot grrl movement and why it is still reverberating in our culture two decades later.

 

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