Presented by MIX NYC
Directed by: Jill Reiter
A visual proclamation of promiscuity, a "queer grrrl" thrash band plays with wild abandon while audience members first tear off their own clothes and then start grabbing the grrrls in the band, kissing them, and trying to pull them away from their instruments.
She Said Boom: The Story of the Fifth Column
Directed by Kevin Hegge
Starring GB Jones, Kathleen Hanna, Bruce La Bruce, Vaginal Davis, Caroline Azar, Beverly Breckenridge
Forerunners of Queercore and Riot Grrrl, Toronto's preeminent feminist art-punk combo Fifth Column gets the tribute it has long deserved. Kevin Hegge's doc also doubles as a fascinating time capsule of the city's vibrant alternative culture of the 1980s and early 1990s. Hegge uses an abundance of film, video, and print material to powerfully evoke their Toronto, before the queercore ethos that Fifth Column and pal Bruce LaBruce cooked up wended its way into the lives and minds of misfits far from Queen Street And though Hegge doesn't quite untangle the band's very messy history, he captures the equally unruly energies that made Fifth Column matter.