The documentary FROM THE BACK OF THE ROOM is premiering tonight at 9:15 at the Mayfair Theatre.
Covering 30 years of female involvement in the DIY punk/Riot Grrrl scene Including interviews with members of Le Tigre, Bikini Kill, Thulsa Doom, Harum Scarum and many more!
Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies continue to help keep DIY together today. This documentary chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk, and has interviews with over 30 women from across the country, ages 17 to 40. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community, and how it affects their daily lives.
"An exhaustive, diverse, and thoughtful meditation on women in the punk community" - Washington City Paper
"Engrossing... a lovely and important film about people who've fallen in love with music, and why they've chosen to pursue that path despite a seemingly endless array of obstacles" - Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Fri Sept 23 - 9:15pm
Mon Sept 26 - 9:15pm
Wed Sept 28 - 9:15pm