Autlook acquires int’l rights for “The Punk Singer”

The Vienna-based distributor and Montreal's Films Transit will co-represent director Sini Anderson's film on Riot Grrrl leader Kathleen Hanna (pictured) outside North America.
October 10, 2013

Autlook has acquired the international rights to director Sini Anderson’s documentary The Punk Singer.

The Vienna-based distributor will co-represent the film outside North America with Montreal’s Films Transit.

The Punk Singer profiles the life and career of Riot Grrrl leader and Bikini Kill and The Julie Ruin rocker Kathleen Hanna (pictured), and features interviews with Kim Gordon, Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Hanna’s husband, Beastie Boy Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz.

“Our collaboration with Autlook continues as they prove to be very strong for theatrical, digital and festival rights and the Riot Grrrl Movement is such an important and still current subject we think there is a wide audience for this film,” said Transit Films president Jan Röfekamp in a statement.

Autlook CEO Peter Jager will attend the film’s European premiere at the London Film Festival on October 13.

Sundance Selects picked up U.S. rights for the film, which premiered at SXSW, and will begin a theatrical run on November 29.

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