Its Valentines Day! Come to Feminist Fightback’s film screening of She’s a Punk Rocker UK by Zillah Minx and celebrate your love of mohawks, badass women, the 80’s, swearing, neon, drums and so forth.
Music, dancing and chat to follow.
Zillah Minx ( from the band Rubella Ballet) tells the story with the women of the UK’s budding punk scene – the women before the Sex Pistols appeared on TV and revealed an underground punk world to the public.
It is an insight into female punk rock – a culture that has been greatly misunderstood and misrepresented in the media. Their stories explore the experiences of being a punk rocker, life stores, gigs, fashion, music, Politics, friends, relationships and events.
The present media interest in punk rock is a male dominated vision of the era. This documentary specifically reassesses womens roles in a dynamic movement that irreversibly changed the face of society, politics, art and music.
Featuring women punk rockers from bands of the era including Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex, Vi Subversa of Poison Girls, Eve Libertine & Gee of Crass, Gaye Black of The Adverts, Michelle of Brigandage,Ruth & Janet of Hagar The Womb and journalists, authors and photographers Julie Burchill and Caroline Comb and more.
Tickets on the door
Waged = £4.50
Unwaged = £2.50
We’ll be selling popcorn, beer, wine and juice.
The last film we showed was 80’s revolutionary sci-fi Born in Flames, which was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who turned up, enjoyed the awesome soundtrack, and made it fun.
Film club will take place every month and is open to all genders and none.
Next time we’ll be showing Salt of the Earth, which details the 1951 miners strike against the Zinc empire in New Mexico, particularly focusing on the role of women within the strike, and was blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment. Watch this space!