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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.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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