Gina Birch from The Raincoats and Helen Reddington from The Chefs premiere their documentary ‘Stories from She Punks’ this Saturday 10 November at the Genesis Cinema as part of the Doc’N Roll Film Festival.
If you’re in London and you’re not at GUTTFULL’s album launch at the Hope & Anchor on Saturday, this is the only place you should be – the documentary looks awesome.
Featuring members of the Adverts, The Slits, The Au Pairs and Dolly Mixture, this is an important piece of punk herstory. A fascinating documentary built on new interviews with the women who played instruments in punk bands in the 1970s. In accounts laced with wit, honesty and insight, pioneering players including Gaye Black, Palmolive, Shanne Bradley, Jane Munro, Hester Smith and Rachel Bor, Ana Da Silva, as well as many others, we hear about acquiring instruments, learning to play, forming bands and getting gigs.
Stick around after the screening for a Q&A with she punks turned directors, Gina Birch and Helen Reddington.