THE PUNK SINGER

SINI ANDERSON

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This film closes Thursday, May 29th.

EXCLUSIVELY AT IFI

That girl thinks she’s the queen of the neighborhood. I got news for you! She is! The archive footage presented here bears witness to the amazing performer and true original Kathleen Hanna is; she wrote the manifesto for the Riot Grrrl movement and, with bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, has made urgent, exciting pop music which confronts political issues with wit and vitality.

Hanna mysteriously stopped performing in 2005 and Sini Anderson’s affecting documentary portrait builds to reveal the disturbing reasons she had to. Joan Jett and Kim Gordon are among those in line to pay tribute, and there is an affectionate contribution from Hanna’s Beastie Boy husband Adam Horovitz, as the film follows Hanna preparing to make a comeback with a great album from The Julie Ruin, which was released last year. (Notes by Michael Hayden.)

★★★★★ The Irish Times, ★★★★ The Guardian ★★★★ Movies.ie

IFI IRISH SHORT
These screenings will be preceded by the IFB-funded animated short Here to Fall by Kris Kelly. When a girl receives a call from her father, she is set on a frantic journey through a chaotic world. (6 mins, Ireland, 2013.)

Don’t forget we now schedule weekly.

80 minutes, U.S.A., 2013, Colour, D-Cinema

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