‘Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits’
film screenings and Q&A’s
ahead of DVD release
Film trailer : http://bit.ly/2hQwrAH
Pledge campaign : pledgemusic.com/theslits
‘Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits’ is a new documentary film about the first all-girl Punk group, The Slits. Directed by William E Badgley (‘Kill All Redneck Pricks’), it received its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in mid-October.
It can be seen again in the capital at the Sound Screen Music & Film Festival, which runs from 25th-27th March, followed by a run of further screenings that also include Q&A’s with director
Badgley and band members. Confirmed dates are:
29.03.18 CROYDON David Lean Cinema
31.03.18 LIVERPOOL British Music Experience
14.04.18 LONDON Hackney Picturehouse
15.04.18 LONDON Brixton Ritzy
16.04.18 BRIGHTON Duke Of Yorks
17.04.18 BIRMINGHAM MAC
18.04.18 DERBY QUAD
19.04.18 NOTTINGHAM Broadway
20.04.18 SHEFFIELD Showroom
21.04.18 MANCHESTER Home
22.04.18 GLASGOW GFT
A release date for the DVD will be announced in due course.
Contemporaries of The Clash and Sex Pistols and the godmothers 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), 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.
‘Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits’ is produced by Badgley via his company Molasses Manifesto
and Mark Vennis of Moviehouse Entertainment, while Pledge Music are working with the duo to bring a
DVD release of the film direct to the band’s loyal and, in many cases, long-time followers. It is the first
film project that Pledge have been involved with.