Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits

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Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits
CertificateNot Rated
Year2017
GenreDocumentary, Music
DirectorWilliam E. Badgley
LanguageEnglish
CountryUK
Running Time1HR 26MINS
Extra InfoAge: 15+
SeasonMain Programme

A new documentary about the first all-girl Punk group, The Slits, screening as part of Women's Work 2018, and presented in association with Belfast Film Festival and Girls Rock School NI.

Contemporaries of The Clash and Sex Pistols and the godmothers of the musical movement known as ‘Punky Reggae’, the film tells the story of the young women pioneers of the mid-70s Punk era from a female point of view and runs from the inception of the group in 1976 to its end in 2010 (coinciding with the death of lead vocalist, Ari Up).

It includes interviews with Don Letts (former group manager and punk documentarian), Viv Albertine (guitarist), Ari Up (vocalist), Palmolive (founder/first drummer), Tessa Pollitt (bassist), Bruce Smith (second drummer), Hollie Cook (vocalist/keyboards/percussion), Vivien Goldman (NYU Punk professor), Dennis Bovell (producer of debut album ‘Cut’), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols), Gina Birch (The Raincoats), Adrian Sherwood (producer and long-term friend and collaborator) and many more, as well as previously unseen footage and band recordings.

Age: 15+


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