The Punk Singer

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.
ISBN: 9780788617669
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Jan 25, 2017

I've tried to like Kathleen Hanna's music, but it turns out that most punk music just is not for me. I love music, but I need melody. I found it very easy to like her and this documentary, however.

JCLBryanV Jun 06, 2014

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.

vivaucrania May 10, 2014

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

Apr 28, 2014

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

Mar 01, 2014

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


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