HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS Unclassified 15+
"A fascinating exposé of a raucous, rebellious, groundbreaking female rock group, hitherto obscured in history" – The Upcoming
From forcing their way into the London punk-rock boy’s club in the 70s to their reformation in 2005, The Slits were perennial instigators. Their unique brand of dub punk set them even further apart. Firebrands, both musically and politically, they’re now being resurrected to their rightful place in music history.
Thanks to ringleader Ari Up’s obsessive documentation, director William E Badgley’s first feature, Here to be Heard, is a treasure trove of archival footage from a rare perspective. Combined with new footage and probing interviews with members Viv Albertine, Tessa Pollitt and Paloma McLardy (aka Palmolive) as well as compatriots Don Letts, Gina Birch and Thurston Moore, it makes for an unruly portrait of a band almost too punk for punk.
"We had these four women that were like sticks of dynamite and the whole thing was like this feminist explosion on stage." – musician Don Letts
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