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The Punk Singer (2013)

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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.

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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.

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$24,729 (USA) (29 November 2013)

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$121,418 (USA) (10 January 2014)
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Written by Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman, Sadie Benning
Performed by Le Tigre
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From the album "Le Tigre"
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Great Rock Doc!
28 April 2014 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

One of the best rock documentaries I've seen. Well made, you really get a sense of Kathleen Hanna, everything she stands for and all she's been through. It's not a glossy profile full of butt-kissing. You get the good and the bad.

It's also a fascinating look at the riot grrl movement. Despite knowing the music, I was hardly aware of many of the details. It's about a lot more than just punk rock.

This is excellent filmmaking, about a riveting subject, that made me pulling out my old Bikini Kill cds.

In a nutshell, it rocks!


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