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Vancouver Queer Film Festival presents She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column


Kevin Hegge's energizing portrait of the all-female punk band Fifth Column is a trip to the ‘80s and back again, heralding the group's widespread influence in music, zine and film culture, and the near-eclipsing birth of the riot grrrl movement. Interviews with Caroline Azar, Beverly Breckenridge, GB Jones, and fellow queercore provocateur Bruce La Bruce recall a time of astute rebellion in the face of conventional ideas around femininity, gender expression and art-making. Their wild "fuck you" was aimed, in part, at pop music's tinny vapid commercialism but also blasted open a place for women in the macho arenas of punk expression.  Hegge's upbeat, busting documentary doesn't shy away from nostalgia or bitterness, and remains brightly alive with the hopeful anything-goes  spirit that emanates from the legacy of Fifth Column.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 9:30PM
Rio Theatre
Vancouver, BC

For more information please visit: http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/viewshowtime.php?stid=680

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