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Dogwoof brings “Punk Singer” to UK

Distributor Dogwoof has acquired the UK rights to The Punk Singer (pictured), Sini Anderson's documentary about the iconic singer Kathleen Hanna, with a theatrical release planned for May.
February 10, 2014

Distributor Dogwoof has acquired the UK rights to The Punk Singer (pictured), Sini Anderson’s documentary about the iconic singer Kathleen Hanna, with a theatrical release planned for May.

The film looks at the life of the Bikini Kill and Le Tigre frontwoman, who was one of the key instigators of the Riot Grrrl movement.

The deal for the doc was brokered by Dogwoof’s head of distribution Oli Harbottle and Autlook Films MD Salma Abdalla, who acted on behalf of international sales agent Films Transit.

“We’re very much looking forward to releasing The Punk Singer alongside Kathleen Hanna’s return to the UK with The Julie Ruin tour in late May,” said Harbottle. “The film’s documenting of this remarkable woman and the Riot Grrrl scene will no doubt go on to inspire a whole new audience in addition to the existing fanbase.”

Anderson added: “My biggest hope in making The Punk Singer was that when it was finished, it would end up in the right hands, with people that I feel truly get the art, the politics and the vision. I’m thrilled to put my film in the hands of Dogwoof.”

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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