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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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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kathleen Hanna ... Herself
Tammy Rae Carland ... Herself
Kathryn Wilcox ... Herself (as Kathi Wilcox)
Tobi Vail ... Herself
Billy Karren ... Himself (archive footage)
Becca Albee ... Herself
Corin Tucker ... Herself
Allison Wolfe ... Herself (as Allison C. Wolfe)
Ann Powers ... Herself, music critic
Lynn Breedlove ... Herself (as Lynnee Breedlove)
Sara Marcus ... Herself, author of 'Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution'

Carrie Brownstein ... Herself

Joan Jett ... Herself

Kim Gordon ... Herself
Jennifer Baumgardner ... Herself
Rebecca Walken ... Herself
Anna Joy Springer ... Herself

Adam Horovitz ... Himself

Tamra Davis ... Herself

Gloria Steinem ... Herself (archive footage)
Tavi Gevinson ... Herself
Johanna Fateman ... Herself
Jocelyn Samson ... Herself (as JD Samson)
Leo Galland ... Himself, Dr., internist director, Foundation for Integrated Medicine

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
Melanie C. Brown .... additional editor: The Edit Center (as Melani C. Brown)
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
Ryan Murphy .... special thanks
Tiffany Peckosh .... thanks
Jen Schwartz .... thanks (as Jen and Jen)
Aaron Yanes .... thanks
 

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0 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The Vidiot Reviews..., 1 August 2014
Author: capone666 from Canada

The Punk Singer

The key to empowering women is to tell'em men are into empowered woman.

Or, you could do as this documentary denotes and front a punk band.

From her humble beginnings as a spoken-word poet, Kathleen Hanna has confronted audiences with feminist issues.

However, it wasn't until she learned that she could reach a wider audience through music that Hanna's unique voice was finally heard.

Through her bands Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin, and her outspoken contributions to 'zines, Hanna pioneered the Riot Grrl movement.

Entrenched in the '90s music scene, she also influenced Kurt Cobain and Sonic Youth.

But in 2005 her successful singing career ended under a cloud of secrecy.

Insightful and engaging, The Punk Singer is a rousing portrait of an activist and artist few know, but many should respect.

Furthermore, feminism and punk rock have a lot in common: piercings, hair dye and no mainstream acceptance.

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