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  • Directed by: Gina Birch, Helen Reddington
  • Year: 2019
  • Duration: 55min
  • Certificate: CERT TBC
  • Type: Film

Loud, fearless and (un)typical girls: Gina Birch (The Raincoats) and Helen Reddington (The Chefs), musicians and punk icons turned directors, serve up a fascinating documentary built on new interviews with the women who played instruments in 1970s punk bands. In accounts laced with wit, honesty and insight, pioneering players including the Adverts’ Gaye Black, The Slits’ Palmolive, The Nips’ Shanne Bradley, The Au Pairs’ Jane Munro, Dolly Mixture’s Hester Smith & Rachel Bor, and The Raincoats’ Gina Birch & Ana Da Silva, as well as many others, we hear about acquiring instruments, learning to play, forming bands and getting gigs.

We are pleased to welcome Gina Birch for a post-screening Q&A.

STORIES FROM SHE PUNKS will be preceded by two shorts by Gina Birch.
FEMINIST SONG (2010)
Gina: “This short film is based around a song I wrote in 2010 about protest, anger and love, and is a collage of relevant bits of my work. The footage is mostly Super 8.”
IN LOVE (2018)
Gina: “I recently found some very old unexposed Super 8 footage and decided to make another time-based piece. I used a tiny section of this footage and intercut it with Super 8 footage of The Raincoats performing in 1977 and 1978 in Poland and London.”

[advised certificate: 15]

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