SCREENINGS: The Runaways and Dirty Girls

FRIDAY, MARCH 18
8:00 PM  |  Mayer Theater  | Register

Q&A with Michael Lucid and Floria Sigismondi will follow.

The Runaways, directed by Floria Sigismondi

The Runaways

directed by Floria Sigismondi

Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning star as Joan Jett and Cherie Currie in the music-fueled coming of age story of the groundbreaking, all-girl rock band, THE RUNAWAYS. They fall under the Svengali-like influence of rock impresario Kim Fowley (Michael Shannon), who turns the rebellious Southern California kids into a rock group with outrageous success. With its tough-chick image and raw talent, the band quickly earns a name for itself and so do its two leads: Joan is the band's pure rock n' roll heart, while Cherie, with her Bowie-Bardot looks, is the sex kitten.

Dirty Girls

Dirty Girls, directed by Michael Lucid

short, directed by Michael Lucid

Shot in 1996 and edited in 2000, this is a short documentary about a group of 13-year-old riot grrrls in Los Angeles who were socially ostracized at their school by their peers and upperclassmen. Everyone in the schoolyard held strong opinions about these so-called "dirty girls," and meanwhile the "dirty girls" themselves aimed to get their message across by distributing their zine across campus. Directed by Michael Lucid. Music: "Batmobile" by Liz Phair.

 

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