Gits Movie Premiere July 7
Wrong Island Records are currently working with Knockout Productions/JAB Films and Liberation Entertainment in coordinating promotion and live screenings events for The Gits Movie.
The film is set to premiere in select cities on July 7, which is the 15-year anniversary of Mia Zapata's death. The Wrong Island-organized premiere in New York City will feature guest speakers and live after-screening tribute events, featuring bands who were influenced by or friends with Mia & The Gits, including Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill/Le Tigre), Alison Wolfe (Bratmobile), Grrrl Friend, Swear on Your Life, Dormitory Effect and Cheri Love Affair.
With an innovative sound that coupled hardcore punk with heartfelt blues, The Gits were poised to break into the mainstream, but they would never achieve the success of contemporaries Nirvana or Pearl Jam because on July 7, 1993 singer Mia Zapata was found murdered - the apparent victim of a rape/homicide.
It was a crime unsolved when director Kerri O'Kane began shooting her debut feature. In the interim, however, fans, friends and celebrities, like Joan Jett and Nirvana, helped raise money to re-open what had become a cold case file. Mia's death had reverberated throughout the music community, and unprecedentedly Mia's killer was brought to justice as the cameras rolled.
The NYC film screening will be held at the Pioneer Theatre at 7 p.m. on July 7. The tribute show will be held afterwards at the Delancey, doors opening at 9 p.m. Tickets for the show will be $12 in advance or with a ticket stub from the movie, and $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased on here.
For more info on The Gits Movie screenings/premiere, go to myspace.com/thegitsmovie, thegitsmovie.com or myspace.com/wrongisland. For DVD info, go to libentmusic.com.
Published June 29, 2008
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