01 Thursday 01st May 2014
Kathleen Hanna's rousing vocals as lead singer of Bikini Kill and later the mighty Le Tigre have captivated audiences around the world. The Punk Singer follows Hanna's story, charting her rise to being one of the leading figures in the punk feminist movement 'Riot Grrrl' that swept across North America in the early 90s. Although 'Riot Grrrl' splintered out its influence has nevertheless continued, and while Hanna may have been a reluctant leader she undoubtedly helped create a world where young women grow up believing they can achieve anything.
Director Sini Anderson expertly mixes interviews with the singer, her friends and husband Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys with some glorious looking archive footage. From Bikini Kill's sudden popularity to Hanna's mysterious decision to quit music in 2005.
If you're in London on the 15th of May, you could do a lot worse than going to watch The Punk Singer at Rich Mix on Bethnal Green Road. Go book yer tickets here!
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