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She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column

Kevin Hegge / Canada / 2012 / 64 ' / English

Credits

Oliver Husain
Kevin Hegge
Viktor Cahoj
Matt Smith
Fifth Column
Kevin Hegge & Kelly Jenkins

Awards & Festivals

Hot Docs, Toronto 2012
BP award for Best Canadian Film, Inside Out LGBT Festival, Toronto 2012

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

Uniting music, film and zine culture to challenge conventional art practice, gender roles and femininity.

Synopsis

“All Women Are Bitches” was not a chart topper, but it represented a significant thread in Toronto’s musical tapestry thanks to the all-female art punk band Fifth Column. Former band members recall the 1980s queer art punk scene and their progressive efforts to unite music, film and zine culture to challenge conventional art practice, gender roles and femininity. Archival films from the influential alt-cinema/production collective the Funnel complement present day interviews with Caroline Azar, Beverly Breckenridge, GB Jones and Bruce la Bruce. The band’s memories of the fun and feuds that fueled their creativity and built their reputations connect to the later Riot Grrrl movement. Most enlightening may be what was Toronto’s first zine war, where rivals battled it out through handcrafted photocopies. Three decades may heal old wounds but clearly a few scars remain. Kevin Hegge pays homage to a bygone era while keeping the indie spirit alive.

 

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