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THE SLITS – ‘Here To Be Heard : The Story Of The Slits’ / new release date for DVD

THE SLITS – ‘Here To Be Heard : The Story Of The Slits’ / new release date for DVD

The Slits‘Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits’ is a new documentary film about the first all-girl Punk group, The Slits. Directed by William E Badgley (‘Kill All Redneck Pricks’), it received its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in mid-October.

It can be seen again in a run of regional screenings that are currently taking place around the UK and RoI, some of which also include Q&A’s with director Badgley and/or band members. The remaining dates are as follows :

26.04.18  STOKE Film Theatre

27.04.18 – 28.04.18  PLYMOUTH Arts Centre

+ 03.05.18  PLYMOUTH Arts Centre

27.04.18 – 28.04.18  IPSWICH Film Theatre

+ 01.05.18  IPSWICH Film Theatre

28.04.18  DUBLIN IFI

07.05.18  LONDON Screen On The Green *

08.05.18  LEEDS Everyman *

09.05.18  BRISTOL Everyman *

11.05.18 – 14.05.18  CARDIGAN Theatr Mwldan

07.06.18  BELFAST QFT

17.06.18  NORTHAMPTON Errol Flynn Filmhouse

* includes Q&A

 

Contemporaries of The Clash and Sex Pistols and the godmothers of the musical movement known as ‘Punky Reggae’, the film tells the story of the young women pioneers of the mid-70’s Punk era from a female point of view and runs from the inception of the group in 1976 to its end in 2010 (coinciding with the death of lead vocalist, Ari Up).

It includes interviews with Don Letts (former group manager and punk documentarian), Viv Albertine (guitarist), Ari Up (vocalist), Palmolive (founder/first drummer), Tessa Pollitt (bassist), Bruce Smith (second drummer), Hollie Cook (vocalist/keyboards/percussion), Vivien Goldman (NYU Punk professor), Dennis Bovell (producer of debut album ‘Cut’), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols), Gina Birch (The Raincoats), Adrian Sherwood (producer and long-term friend and collaborator) and many more, as well as previously unseen footage and band recordings.

‘Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits’ is produced by Badgley via his company Molasses Manifesto and Mark Vennis of Moviehouse Entertainment, while Pledge Music are working with the duo to bring a DVD release of the film direct to the band’s loyal and, in many cases, long-time followers. It is the first film project that Pledge have been involved with.

The DVD will be released on 11th May.

 

 

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