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The Punk Singer

[a Film About Kathleen Hanna]
(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Punk Singer

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A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.
Title: The punk singer
[a film about Kathleen Hanna]
Published: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified], , [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (81 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, rda
digital, optical, rda
Notes: Subtitle from container.
Summary: A look at the life of activist, musician, and cultural icon Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill and pioneered the "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Hanna, Kathleen 1968-
Gordon, Kim 1953-
Brownstein, Carrie 1974-
Jett, Joan
IFC Films
ISBN: 9780788617669
Branch Call Number: DVD 782.4216 PUN
Statement of Responsibility: produced by Tamra Davis ; directed by Sini Anderson
Distributor: New York, NY :, IFC Films
Performers: Interviewees, Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna.
System Details: DVD.
Subject Headings: Riot grrrl movement Video recordings. Punk rock musicians Biography Video recordings. Women rock musicians Biography Video recordings. Hanna, Kathleen, 1968- Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Biographical films.
Topical Term: Riot grrrl movement
Punk rock musicians
Women rock musicians
Publisher No: IFC9353
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Kathleen Hanna, the subject of this documentary, pretty much embodies pure energy. Whether or not you like her voice or music is beside the point, as usually the case with punk music. Hanna is unapologetically feminist, never anything less than direct and with a willingness to be confrontational. Again, this is what punk rock is all about. So what makes Hanna documentary-worthy? Her music’s cathartic and brutally honest. She’s fearlessness and charismatic. She’s the leader of the Riot Grrrrl movement, which has endured and grown over the past twenty-five or so years. Her contributions to a generation of punk rock feminism cannot be denied. “The Punk Singer” is about as good a documentary as you can ask for about a force of nature such as Hanna.

May 10, 2014
  • vivaucrania rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing documentary, Kathleen Hanna is an inspirational artist with quasi magic energy. Loved it.

Apr 28, 2014
  • jessan12 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding documentary. I had this on a loop for the week I had it checked out,watched it 5 or 6 times. Highly recommended.

I can't wait to see this documentary!!!!


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