The Slits Doc US Tour Starts 5/5, Watch Bonus Scenes

The Slits Doc US Tour Starts 5/5, Watch Bonus Scenes

Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits

US Screening Tour with Q&A’s Starts May 5th

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Watch Two Bonus Scenes with The Slits’ Tess Pollitt

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Director William Badgley (Kill All Rednecks) has announced a US screening tour of his new documentary, Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits which kicks off this Saturday, May 5th at Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse. All of the screenings will include a Q&A with Badgley and special guests. Q&A guests include The Slits’ own Palmolive, Vivien Goldman, Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile/Ex Stains), and Jennifer Shagawat (Shellshagg). More guests to be announced. Dates and Q&A details below.

Here to be Heard: The Story of the Slits tells the story of the young women pioneers of the mid-70s Punk era from a female point of view. Contemporaries of The Clash and Sex Pistols and the pioneering godmothers of the musical movement known as “Punky Reggae”, it runs from the bands’ inception in 1976 to its end in 2010 coinciding with the death of lead vocalist, Ari Up.

Film includes interviews with Don Letts (former Slits manager / Punk documentarian), 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), 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, as well as previously unseen footage and recordings of the band.


US Screening and Q&A dates:

* Director William Badgley will be doing a Q&A at all screenings with special guests

Saturday, May 5thBrooklyn – Alamo Drafthouse – 10pm

Brooklyn, Alamo Drafthouse: Q&A includes Palmolive (Slits/Raincoats)

Sunday, May 6th Jersey City – WFMU Theater…/1670494-here-be-heard-st…/

Jersey City, WFMU Theater: Q&A includes Palmolive (Slits/Raincoats)

Monday, May 7thPhiladelphia – PhilaMoca – 7:30pm*

Tuesday, May 8thBrooklyn – Nite Hawk – 7:30pm…/here-to-be-heard-the-story-of…/

Q&A moderator is Jenn Pelly (Pitchfork/Raincoats book) and Q&A includes Vivien Goldman and Jennifer Shagawat of Shellshag

Wednesday, May 9th – Baltimore – The Parkway Theater – 7pm

Thursday, May 10th – Washington D.C. – AFI Silver – TBA

Monday, May 14th – Toronto – The Royal – 8pm

Tuesday, May 15th – Pittsburgh – Row House Cinema – TBA

Wednesday, May 16th – Cleveland – The Capitol Theater – 7:30pm…/Here-to-be-Heard-The-Story-o…

Friday, May 18th – Detroit – Third Man Records – TBA

Sunday, May 20th – Chicago – Empty Bottle- TBA


Sunday, May 27th – Dallas – Texas Theater – TBA


Monday, May 28th – Austin – Alamo Drafthouse The Ritz – Matinee

Thursday, May 31st – Birmingham, AL – Saturn – TBA

Wednesday, June 20th – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown – TBA

Thursday, June 21st – Olympia, WA – The Capitol Theater – TBA

Friday, June 22nd – 24th – Seattle – Northwest Film Forum – TBA

Q&A moderator is Hozoji Matheson-Margullis of Helms Alee

Saturday, June 23rd – Portland, OR – The Hollywood Theater – 7pm

Portland, The Hollywood Theater: Q&A moderator is Holly Morgan of Thee Headliners

Sunday, June 24th – Oakland – The Parkway Theater – Matinee 3pm…

Oakland, The Parkway: Moderator is Megan March Mink of The Street Eaters

Sunday, June 24th – San Francisco – Alamo Drafthouse – TBA

San Francisco, Alamo Drafthouse: Q&A moderator is Allyson Baker of Dirty Ghosts

Monday, June 25th – Los Angeles – The Regent – TBA

Los Angeles, The Regent: Q&A moderator is Allison Wolfe of Bratmobile and The Ex Stains


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