Movies on the Verge presents “Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits”
July 19, 2018
“HERE TO BE HEARD” The Story of The Slits” is a film about the world’s first all girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as “Punky Reggae”. The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.
When Ari passed away she was working with SLITS tour manager and friend Jennifer Shagawat on a film about the band. After Ari passed and the film was still not completed Jennifer contacted her long time friend William Badgley over at Molasses Manifesto to come on and help finish the project.
“Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!” – Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill
“One of the most crucial music documentaries ever made” – Jenn Pelly, Pitchfork Magazine
“Madonna bow down, these are The Slits” – Don Letts, Filmmaker
Doors open at 7:00 pm, screening starts at 7:30 pm
Free popcorn, cash bar
Purchase tickets online at https://vergeart.ejoinme.org/theslits or at the door.
General Admission: $7
Students, Seniors (65+): $5
Verge Members: Free
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This screening is part of Sounding Off, Movies on the Verge’s curated music documentary series.