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The Punk Singer is a 2013 documentary film directed by filmmaker Sini Anderson and produced by Anderson and Tamra Davis. The film is about feminist singer Kathleen Hanna, who fronted the bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, and who was a central figure in the riot grrrl movement.
About Sini Anderson
Anderson is an American feminist film director, producer, performance artist, and queer art activist. Her first feature film was The Punk Singer. The film’s world premiere was at SXSW in 2013 and it opened to rave reviews. The film was picked up for distribution by IFC Films / Sundance Selects and received a rolling theatrical release between 2013 and 2014 in 73 American cities.
Anderson has won several awards for the film including Seattle International Film Festival’s Lena Sharpe Award For Persistence Of Vision, Women in Cinema; Mexico City's Distrital International Film Festival's ARCA Best Director Award, First Feature; Barcelona’s BEEFEATER IN-EDIT, Festival Internacional De Cine Documental’s Best International Music Documentary Director; and in 2014 she was awarded POV’s Humanitarian Award in Media at its 40th annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Anderson lives in Brooklyn and Los Angeles.
Sponsored by the Film Programs, MFA in Fine Arts, and Photography Program.
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