26 May 2008

Girls Rock!, Yes ma'am they do [Playing at a groovy theater near you]

Two nights ago I saw Girls Rock! at the Robinson Film Center. I took a risk seeing a movie in the "Celebrity Theater", which is currently known for its obscure films. Girls Rock! is playing this and next week, ending on June 8.

So, what did I think?

I was blown away. The film is a documentary on a camp with 100 girls ages 8-18. They have 5 days to come up with one song to perform in front of 700+ people. Some of the girls have been playing the guitar their entire life. Others admit seeing a bass guitar for the first time. Regardless, they do come together, as women musicians, to pony up some serious music.

The best thing about the movie is the influence from popular women artists. We heard Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and the Gossip. Ahhh, my love for angry girl rock just keeps growing, as should yours.
“Everyone needs to feel that someone gets them,” says Laura, who loves death-metal and worries about finding like-minded band mates. The eight-year-old Palace, a diminutive diva with a high-decibel vocal style, pens lyrics that hint at deeper anxieties. -NYTimes Review
Trailer on YouTube:

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