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From the Back of the Room

From the Back of the Room

Women In Punk

Women In Punk

Event Type: documentary, indie/rock, screenings

April 19 6:30
$10, $5 mbrs, stus General Public tickets › Members tickets ›


Overview From the Back of the Room

Women’s involvement in DIY punk dates back way before the Riot Grrrl movement of the mid-90s. DC-based director Amy Oden chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk, featuring interviews with over 30 women from across the country, including Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), Slade (Tribe 8), Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile) and many others. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community, and how it affects their daily lives. Director Amy Oden in person! Preceded by a DIY craft market at 6pm. Followed by a live performance by band Sick Fix.




"Enlightening, instructive, and sobering" - the Boston Globe


"Engrossing... a lovely and important film about people who've fallen in love with music, and why they've chosen to pursue that path despite a seemingly endless array of obstacles" - Worcester Telegram & Gazette


"...debunk(s) the myth that every woman who plays punk music today is a direct descendant of riot grrrl" -Washington City Paper


"An exhaustive, diverse, and thoughtful meditation on women in the punk community" - Washington City Paper


"... gives a voice to women who... were not connected to riot grrrl, but [who] had the same gut instinct that they were just as capable as anyone to get on stage and that no one had better get in their way" -Tom Tom Magazine 


Willamette Week: Upper Extremities #26: From the Back of the Room Documentary (Q&A)

Boston Phoenix: Review of From the Back of the Room

Pittsburgh City Paper: New film looks at women's role in DIY punk communities

San Francisco Bay Guardian: Past and Present - Female punks step out 'From the Back of the Room'

Pitchfork: Not Every Girl is a Riot Girl

NOLA Defender: 'From the Back of the Room' Looks at Women in Punk Rock - Beyond the Riot

Butchieblog: Interview with Amy Oden

Gimme Noise: Interview with Amy Oden

Washington City Paper

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Worcester Telegram & Gazette


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