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Stories from She Punks + Directors Q&A
Stories from She Punks + Directors' Q&A

Stories from She Punks + Directors' Q&A

classified 15

Doc'n Roll


Please note: This was screened in June 2019

Gina Birch and Helen Reddington
55 mins, 2018
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Loud, fearless and (un)typical girls: Gina Birch (The Raincoats) and Helen Reddington (The Chefs), musicians and punk icons turned film directors, serve up a fascinating documentary built on interviews with the women who played instruments in punk bands in the 1970s.

In accounts laced with wit, honesty and insight, pioneering players including the Adverts’ Gaye Black (bass), Palmolive from The Slits (drums), Shanne Bradley from The Nips (bass), Jane Munro from The Au Pairs (bass), Hester Smith and Rachel Bor from Dolly Mixture (drums and guitar), bassist Gina and guitarist Ana Da Silva from The Raincoats, as well as many others, we hear tales about acquiring instruments, learning to play, forming bands and getting gigs.

Followed by a Q&A and performance with film director and musician Gina Birch (The Raincoats) and hosted by Tim Wilderspin.