Kathleen Hanna’s answer for her absence from music these past several years has finally come to light in music documentary, The Punk Singer. The documentary, directed by Sini Anderson and produced by Tamra Davis, follows the feminist punk legend for a year as she explains why she disappeared from music prior to her involvement with current band, The Julie Ruin.
The Punk Singer is slated for national release in December of this year, but can be viewed earlier on Nov. 29 on demand or iTunes movies. An Austin screening is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, at Alamo Draft House on Slaughter Lane. Tickets are available online here.
Infamous for pioneering the Riot Grrrl movement and being a part of bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre, Hanna is now a part of The Julie Ruin (which also features fellow Bikini Kill bandmate Kathi Wilcox on bass). The group recently finished a U.S. tour and will head to Europe for a short stint in 2014. The band’s debut album, Run Fast, is available via TJR Records and distributed via Dischord.