Annie’s Staff Pick
Here To Be Heard: The Story of The Slits
It’s Hastings Fat Tuesday week of musical celebration – enjoy Slits footage and interviews!
Director: William Badgley
Cast includes: Viv Albertine, Ari Up, Palmolive, Tess Pollitt, Don Letts, Paul Cook and many more!
84 Mins / 2018 /
Contemporaries of The Clash and Sex Pistols and the grandmothers of the musical movement known as ‘Punky Reggae’, the film tells the story of the young women pioneers of the mid-70’s Punk era from a female point of view and runs from the inception of the group in 1976 to its end in 2010 (coinciding with the death of lead vocalist, Ari Up).
It includes interviews with Don Letts (former group manager and punk documentarian), Viv Albertine (guitarist and ex-Hastings resident!), Ari Up (vocalist), Palmolive (founder/first drummer), Tessa Pollitt (bassist), Bruce Smith (second drummer), Hollie Cook (vocalist/keyboards/percussion), Vivien Goldman (NYU Punk professor), Dennis Bovell (producer of debut album ‘Cut’), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols), Gina Birch (The Raincoats), Adrian Sherwood (producer and long-term friend and collaborator) and many more, as well as previously unseen footage and band recordings.
“A fascinating expose of a raucous, rebellious, groundbreaking female rock group” – The Upcoming
See other Hastings Fat Tuesday films we're screening:
The Flame of New Orleans - Saturday 2 March, 8pm
King Creole - Sunday 3 March, 8pm