Detroit Film Theatre


GIRLS ROCK

Friday, June 27, 2008

7:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Film
  • Family Friendly
  • Fees Apply

(USA/2007—directed by Arne Johnson and Shane King) 

At the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, kids from eight to 18 are taught that it's OK to scream like a banshee, wail on their instruments with abandon, and be "100% okay with exactly who you are." The girls have a week to pick band mates, an instrument and write a song. In between, they are schooled by indie rock chicks, such as Carrie Brownstein from Sleater-Kinney, in lessons of empowerment from self-defense to anger management. What happens to all the girls – as they are given a temporary reprieve from being sexualized, analyzed and pressured to conform – is moving and revolutionary. (90 min.)

“Jubilant …a place where power chords and empowerment go hand in hand.” -Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times

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