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    Kathleen Hanna and 'The Punk Singer' Director On New Doc, Riot Grrl and Why People Hate on Feminism

    Debuting this week in limited release and VOD Friday November 29 is "The Punk Singer," Sini Anderson's film about riot grrrl legend Kathleen Hanna, the front woman of Bikini Kill who went on to make music with Le Tigre and her current band The Julie Ruin.

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    "DVD Is The New Vinyl" Podcast: Kathleen Hanna, Mike Birbiglia & Joshua Rothkopf

    With this freshly remastered edition of "DVD Is the New Vinyl," another format war has been fought and won. But rather than the skirmish between Blu-ray and HD DVD (remember that one?) or VHS and Betamax (now we're really dating ourselves), the podcast has trumped the listicle, two words that weren'...

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    Sundance Selects Acquires Rock Documentary "The Punk Singer"

    Following its world premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival earlier this year, "The Punk Singer" has landed North American distribution with Sundance Selects. The rock documentary centers on Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre and who went on to...

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    SXSW Review: 'The Punk Singer' Demonstrates the Lasting Vitality of Feminist Rocker Kathleen Hanna

    For some 15 years, feminist punk rocker Kathleen Hanna carried the torch of a movement seemingly defined by her furious investment in the cause and the artistry that brought it to national attention. As the energetic frontwoman for Bikini Kill throughout the nineties, followed by the hugely popular ...

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    Documentary On Riot Grrl Kathleen Hanna In The Works

    If you were a fan of punk rock during the early 1990s, there's no way you could have missed the noise coming out of the Pacific Northwest. An underground feminist movement known as riot grrl gripped the scene, calling for great accessibility for women and it spawned a creative outpouring with zines, art and activism all aimed at giving women a voice. And of course, there was the music. Bands like Bratmobile, Excuse 17, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, Sleater-Kinney and Team Dresch contributed to the outpouring of female-led acts -- some more notable and memorable than others -- but none would have the widespread impact and acclaim of Bikini Kil...

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