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RADICAL ACT a documentary about women who rock is now available

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  • goodyerin1
    hi all, Below is the press release for a film I produced that is about women s contributions to 1990s indie rock. Forgive me if it s spam-y to post here, but I
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 20, 2010
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      hi all,

      Below is the press release for a film I produced that is about women's contributions to 1990s indie rock. Forgive me if it's spam-y to post here, but I thought it would be of interest to some list members.


      --Erin






      RADICAL ACT a documentary about women who rock is now available

      Portland, OR -- A Million Movies a Minute is proud to announce its latest release RADICAL ACT. This feature-length documentary covers the contributions made by women in the 1990s indie rock scene and features Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Toshi Reagon, Gretchen Phillips, Melissa York (Team Dresch), Kim Coletta (Jawbox, co-founder of DeSoto Records) and more!

      In the summer of 1995, filmmaker Tex Clark traveled around the country to interview female musicians, journalists and historians about how their sexual and gender identity impacted their lives and informed their work. RADICAL ACT captures a moment in indie rock history and speaks to the universal experience of finding your voice in an indifferent and occasionally hostile world.

      Clark is now an Assistant Federal Public Defender at Public Defender's office in Portland, but continues to draw inspiration from her filmmaking summer.

      RADICAL ACT is both a historical document and a celebration of the artistic and political contributions of these artists to a larger movement and legacy by creating their own subculture. Erin Donovan, founder of A Million Movies a Minute stated, "It's incredible how much things have changed in 15 years. The film serves as a reminder of how much women's access in independent music as well as pay tribute to the women who knocked down those barriers."

      Full list of participants include Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Toshi Reagon, Gretchen Phillips, Melissa York (Team Dresch, Vitapup, The Butchies), Kim Coletta (Jawbox, co-founder of DeSoto Records), Shirlé Hale (Mary Lou Lord, Gerty, Womyn of Destruction), Sharon Topper (God is My Co-Pilot), journalist Evelyn McDonnell ("Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids and Rock ‘n’ Roll" and "Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop and Rap"), author Vicky Starr ("KD Lang: All You Get Is Me") and Dr. Kay Turner (now Folk Arts Director of Brooklyn Arts Council).

      RADICAL ACT screened at the 1996 Outfest Film Festival and was included in Miranda July's "Joanie For Jackie chainletter" collection of short films.


      A Million Movies a Minute other releases include After the War: Life-post Yugoslavia, a multi-lensed examination of the experiences in the Balkan region and Animating Reality, a collection of animated documentaries.


      Stills available at: http://bit.ly/RadAct
      DVD Extras include: Director commentary with Tex Clark.


      Available on DVD: http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=radical-act-dvd

      Available now on VOD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82NLr9TlOI4


      Runtime: 55 minutes

      Website: http://www.RadicalActMovie.com
    • sidewaysgaze
      Hi Erin - It s perfect that you post about RADICAL ACT here. That s one of the reasons the Group is here - to promote anything music-related and your film
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 23, 2010
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        Hi Erin - It's perfect that you post about RADICAL ACT here. That's one of the reasons the Group is here - to promote anything music-related and your film sounds really cool 'n' interesting! :D


        Jen

        --- In Stratosphere_Fanzine@yahoogroups.com, "goodyerin1" <goodyerin@...> wrote:
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        > hi all,
        >
        > Below is the press release for a film I produced that is about women's contributions to 1990s indie rock. Forgive me if it's spam-y to post here, but I thought it would be of interest to some list members.
        >
        >
        > --Erin
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        >
        > RADICAL ACT a documentary about women who rock is now available
        >
        > Portland, OR -- A Million Movies a Minute is proud to announce its latest release RADICAL ACT. This feature-length documentary covers the contributions made by women in the 1990s indie rock scene and features Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Toshi Reagon, Gretchen Phillips, Melissa York (Team Dresch), Kim Coletta (Jawbox, co-founder of DeSoto Records) and more!
        >
        > In the summer of 1995, filmmaker Tex Clark traveled around the country to interview female musicians, journalists and historians about how their sexual and gender identity impacted their lives and informed their work. RADICAL ACT captures a moment in indie rock history and speaks to the universal experience of finding your voice in an indifferent and occasionally hostile world.
        >
        > Clark is now an Assistant Federal Public Defender at Public Defender's office in Portland, but continues to draw inspiration from her filmmaking summer.
        >
        > RADICAL ACT is both a historical document and a celebration of the artistic and political contributions of these artists to a larger movement and legacy by creating their own subculture. Erin Donovan, founder of A Million Movies a Minute stated, "It's incredible how much things have changed in 15 years. The film serves as a reminder of how much women's access in independent music as well as pay tribute to the women who knocked down those barriers."
        >
        > Full list of participants include Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Toshi Reagon, Gretchen Phillips, Melissa York (Team Dresch, Vitapup, The Butchies), Kim Coletta (Jawbox, co-founder of DeSoto Records), Shirlé Hale (Mary Lou Lord, Gerty, Womyn of Destruction), Sharon Topper (God is My Co-Pilot), journalist Evelyn McDonnell ("Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids and Rock ‘n’ Roll" and "Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop and Rap"), author Vicky Starr ("KD Lang: All You Get Is Me") and Dr. Kay Turner (now Folk Arts Director of Brooklyn Arts Council).
        >
        > RADICAL ACT screened at the 1996 Outfest Film Festival and was included in Miranda July's "Joanie For Jackie chainletter" collection of short films.
        >
        >
        > A Million Movies a Minute other releases include After the War: Life-post Yugoslavia, a multi-lensed examination of the experiences in the Balkan region and Animating Reality, a collection of animated documentaries.
        >
        >
        > Stills available at: http://bit.ly/RadAct
        > DVD Extras include: Director commentary with Tex Clark.
        >
        >
        > Available on DVD: http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=radical-act-dvd
        >
        > Available now on VOD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82NLr9TlOI4
        >
        >
        > Runtime: 55 minutes
        >
        > Website: http://www.RadicalActMovie.com
        >
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