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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. | Add synopsis »
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I Never Knew This Kathleen Hanna See more (8 total) »

Cast

 

Joan Jett ... Herself

Carrie Brownstein ... Herself
Tavi Gevinson ... Herself

Adam Horovitz ... Himself

Kim Gordon ... Herself

Kathleen Hanna ... Herself
Corin Tucker ... Herself
Johanna Fateman ... Herself
Jocelyn Samson ... Herself (as JD Samson)
Jennifer Baumgardner ... Herself
Kathryn Wilcox ... Herself
Lynn Breedlove ... Herself

Directed by
Sini Anderson 
 
Produced by
Sini Anderson .... producer
Gwen Bialic .... producer
Hilary Crowe .... associate producer
Tamra Davis .... producer
Rachel Dengiz .... producer
Erin Owens .... producer
Alan Oxman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Jennie Jeddry 
Moira Morel 
 
Film Editing by
Jessica Hernández 
Bo Mehrad 
 
Sound Department
Quentin Chiappetta .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lindsay Brice .... still photographer
Josh Polon .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Aaron Aites .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Melani C. Brown .... additional editor: The Edit Center
James Chellingworth .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Joy Dietrich .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Debora Giammarco .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Dimon Hunter .... associate editor
Dana Kasser .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Rebecca Laks .... assistant editor
Lauren Lascher .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Collin MacGregor .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Michael Parker .... assistant editor
Joey Severini .... additional editor
Joey Severini .... assistant editor
Daria Sommers .... additional editor: The Edit Center
Rachel Steele .... additional editor: The Edit Center
 
Other crew
Samantha Muilenburg .... research assistant
Jen Schwartz .... legal assistant
 
Thanks
Liam Dunlop .... thanks
Penelope Falk .... thanks
Amy Foote .... thanks
Mollie Goldstein .... thanks
Betsy Kagen .... thanks
Jennifer Kennedy .... thanks (as Jen and Jen)
Rachel Mills .... thanks
Tiffany Peckosh .... thanks
Jen Schwartz .... thanks (as Jen and Jen)
Aaron Yanes .... thanks
 

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
I Never Knew This Kathleen Hanna, 10 December 2013
Author: notbrick

While I listened to Bikini Kill and Le Tigre I never sought out that much info on Kathleen Hanna, especially since that was much harder to find in Bikini Kill's active years. Watching this documentary made me fantasize about going back in time and begging Bikini Kill to let me carry their equipment before quietly slipping away so they could have all female Riot Grrrl meetings.

Nothing is left out that needed saying. The trauma of her past is acknowledged without morbidity, and her success is tempered by the realities of Bikini Kill's grueling tour life. The movie does a great job of giving equal time to her days with Le Tigre and Julie Ruin, as well as her relationship with Adrock.

I have to admit I found myself a little ashamed of how stricken I was by just how beautiful Hanna is and was. I know this movie isn't about her looks but I hadn't seen most of the live show footage before and honestly I was taken aback. The movie doesn't shy away from acknowledging how Kathleen used her sexuality on stage and the criticisms against her by those who thought a feminist had a responsibility to be non-sexual.

This movie is a must for anyone who loves punk, American feminism, riot grrrls, or ever had their lip split open in a pit.

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