Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits

Join us for an evening celebrating women in rock! With the Arizona premiere of HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS (7PM) with music in the lounge prior (6pm) from Stoneypie and a post-screening live performance from DOVI. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Girls Rock! Phoenix. Presented with support from Zia Records and SVIG, Inc. an Art-Based Non-Profit Corporation for Child Refugee Mental & Educational Development.

“HERE TO BE HEARD” The Story of The Slits” is a film about the world’s first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as “Punky Reggae”. The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.

When Ari passed away she was working with SLITS tour manager and friend Jennifer Shagawat on a film about the band. After Ari passed and the film was still not completed Jennifer contacted her long time friend Bill over at Molasses Manifesto to come on and help finish the project.

Film includes Viv Albertine (SLITS Guitarist), Ari Up (Slits Vocalist), Palmolive (SLITS Founder/First Drummer), Tessa Pollitt (SLITS Bass Player), Bruce Smith (SLITS Second/PIL Drummer), Hollie Cook (SLITS Vocalist/Keyboards/Percussion), Vivien Goldman (NYU’s Punk Professor), Don Letts (Former SLITS Manager/Punk Documentarian), Dennis Bovell (Producer of The SLITS album CUT), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols Drummer), Gina Birch (Raincoats Bass Player), Adrien Sherwood (Producer/Long time friend and collaborator of the band) and many more!

Film includes previously unseen footage of the band, as well as photographs, & newspaper clippings.

Idiot Box (Trailer Park)

Idiot Box (Trailer Park)

This week we’re going to watch some trailers of new and upcoming punk documentaries so we can be well rounded humans and learn something from each other already.

 

L7: Pretend We’re Dead

Screening at Filmbar in Phx on October 7 and out on DVD on October 13th covering the span of the 20+ years of the fierce lady punks that make up the revolutionary grrrl band, L7. Featuring interviews with Exene Cervenka, Shirley Manson, Joan Jett, Lydia Lunch, Allison Wolfe, Allison Robertson (Donna R), Brody Dalle, and more.

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