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Women’s Resource Center to host free screening of The Punk Singer

The Women’s Resource Center is hosting a free screening of The Punk Singer this Thursday, a film that explores the life and music of Kathleen Hanna. The screening takes place at 7 p.m. on the second floor of 703 S. Wright. Here is some more info about the film:

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. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, The Punk Singer takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-before-seen view into the life of this fearless leader.

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