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On Sunday 15t June, The Phoenix introduces a double bill that celebrates free thinking women and rebel girls from school days to international fame. The event will kick-off with an introduction from Helen Reddington of the University of East London and end with bands The Exhausts and DOE playing in our café.
We Are the Best Sweden 2013. 1hr 42. Directed by Lukas Moodysson. An adaptation of a graphic novel by Moodysson's wife, Coco, about three young girls growing up in early '80s Stockholm, who are looking for a cause and decide to form a punk band despite being told by everyone that Punk is dead.
The Punk Singer USA 20113. 1hr 22. Directed by Sini Anderson. 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.
Helen Reddington is a Senior Lecturer at the University of East London. Her publications include, The Lost Women of Rock Music: female musicians of the punk era, The Forgotten Revolution of the Female Punk Musicians in the 1970s and Lady Punks in Bands: a subculturette?
Following the films the Phoenix will be hosting hot new bands The Exhausts and DOE in the café for you to let out some of your angst!