We Got the Beat
Amazing shorts about women creating music
Tuesday June 22, 2004
for info go to Frameline’s website: http://www.frameline.org/festival
From hip-hop to punk rock, from Bessie Smith to Patti Smith, everyone knows we got the beat! Check out these amazing shorts about women creating music.
SISTERZ OF THE UNDERGROUND: EXTRA CREDIT follows members of the Bay Area hip hop collective as they teach the students of Girls 2000, a Hunter’s Point resource center. Created by youth from Safe Space for Le Tigre’s live performances, KEEP ON LIVING looks at the struggles of queer youth of color to stay strong and vital. Smith, Holiday, and Brown come alive in BESSIE, BILLIE & RUTH, a one-woman, one-take homage by jazz diva Sweet Baby Jai.
The documentary ANGEL FOOD features Bonfire Madigan’s 2002 solo France tour. Le Tigre fans will enjoy Elizabeth Subrin’s music video for WELL, WELL, WELL. There’s an opening for a girl band in town and everyone’s out to get the job in the animated PAXI & FIXI. MICHIGAN FEVER! is a fast-paced, provocative visual collage of the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. The feminist hardcore band Dominatrix, an influential musical and political force in Brazil and across Latin America, launches their first US tour with Portland punk duo, The Haggard, in BENDING THE EQUATOR.
SISTERZ OF THE UNDERGROUND: EXTRA CREDIT dir Laurie Koh 2003 USA 9 min video KEEP ON LIVING dirs Paper Tiger TV with Safe Space and Le Tigre 2002 USA 4 min video PAXI & FIXI dirs Micki Poklar & Inka Dewitz 2004 Germany 5 min video BESSIE, BILLIE & RUTH dirs Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges 2003 USA 10 min video ANGEL FOOD dir Harper Carter 2003 France 25 min video MICHIGAN FEVER! dir Aarin Burch 2004 USA 10 min video WELL, WELL, WELL dir Elizabeth Subrin 2002 USA 3 min video BENDING THE EQUATOR dir Emily B. Kingan 2003 USA 25 min video
total running time: 91 min