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HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS

Q&A with director William E. Badgley

Formed in London in 1976 by four teenage girls, The Slits were the first all-female punk band, and utterly unique within the movement. With a "punky reggae" sound and wildly energetic style, Tessa Pollitt, Palmolive, Viv Albertine and 14-year-old singer Ari Up created skittering, spiky songs like "Typical Girls" and "Shoplifting," vaulting to the forefront of the punk explosion after nabbing the opening slot for The Clash on their 1977 "White Riot" tour of England. Two albums and multiple lineup changes later, the band had imploded, but their legacy has lived on and inspired countless other musicians over the years. DIR/SCR/PROD William E. Badgley; PROD Mark Vennis. UK, 2017, color, 86 min. NOT RATED

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86 Minutes
Documentary - music

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