Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits
- September 25, 2018
- Blockhouse Bar
- 205 S. College Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47404
- (812) 322-8446
- 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Cicada Cinema and Let's Pretend Records is delighted to bring Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits to Bloomington! "Here to be Heard" is a film about the world's first all-girl punk band who formed in London in 1976, contemporaries of The Clash & The Sex Pistols, they are the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae". The film tells the story of the band and the lives of the women involved, from the bands inception in 1976 to the bands end in 2010 coinciding at the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.
The film includes Viv Albertine (SLITS Guitarist), Ari Up (Slits Vocalist), Palmolive (SLITS Founder/First Drummer), Tessa Pollitt (SLITS Bass Player), Bruce Smith (SLITS Second/PIL Drummer), Hollie Cook (SLITS Vocalist/Keyboards/Percussion), Vivien Goldman (NYU's Punk Professor), Don Letts (Former SLITS Manager/Punk Documentarian), Dennis Bovell (Producer of The SLITS album CUT), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols Drummer), Gina Birch (Raincoats Bass Player), Adrien Sherwood (Producer/Long time friend and collaborator of the band) and many more! Film includes previously unseen footage of the band, as well as photographs, & newspaper clippings.
Doors at 6:30 and film to screen at 7:30pm, with many special guests live in-person.