Musical Globe

The Punk Singer

Sini Anderson
Screening time  
27.02. / Thursday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
A film about Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement.

She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

Sini Anderson

Sini Anderson, born 1969, is an American film director, producer, performance artist and poet. She has worked in film for over ten years as a producer, first assistant director, and creative consultant to directors. She has directed short form pieces such as Jolie Holland’s All Those Girls (2011) music video and Melissa Febos’s experimental book/video short Whip Smart (2010). The Punk Singer is Anderson’s first feature length documentary.

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The Punk Singer

2013, 80', DCP

Directed by:
Sini Anderson

Jennie Jeddry, Moira Morel

Edited by:
Bo Mehrad, Jessica Hernández

Tamra Davis, Gwen Bialic, Rachel Dengiz, Erin Owens, Alan Oxman

Produced by:
Opening Band Films

Festivals & Awards:

Seattle International Film Festival 2013 – Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision Presented by Women in Film; Hot Docs 2013; South By Southwest SXSW 2013;  Independent Film Festival Boston 2013