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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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