The Runaways will be shown in Minneapolis, MN, on Saturday, March 13, as part of the “Women with Vision” film festival.
- Women With Vision
Walker Art Center
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Tickets are just $8.00 ($6.00 for Walker members). Buy tickets HERE. Here’s what they say about the film:
“We shared the dream of girls playing rock and roll.”—Joan Jett
One of rock’s quintessential girl groups, the Runaways exploded onto the scene in the mid-seventies, playing hits such as “Cherry Bomb” to huge audiences around the world. Based on vocalist Cherie Currie’s shocking book Neon Angel, this film chronicles the band’s brief rise to fame and all that came with it. In her debut feature, Sigismondi—best known for photography and music videos for Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, and Björk—enlisted Dakota Fanning for the role of Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart for Joan Jett. 2010, 35mm, 105 minutes.
From the festival’s website:
The 16th year of this festival, which recognizes the perspectives women bring to the art of filmmaking, situates us in a world interconnected by politics and global economics. With the series Views from Iran as its centerpiece, Women with Vision also includes new works made in Nepal, Korea, France, Holland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Israel—all regional premieres, with the French film God’s Offices making its U.S. debut. The festival also features works by two Minneapolis filmmakers, one who approaches her subject by hurtling to the sun via 3-D, and the other by zeroing in on one small locale in South Minneapolis during a protest movement. Guest filmmakers include So Yong Kim, who opens the festival with her dreamlike Treeless Mountain, and Astra Taylor, who offers the witty, insightful Examined Life. Whether bearing arms in Nepal’s civil war, entering the immigration fray in order to save a child, or reorganizing a village after a war, the characters in these films—and the directors who made them—present a world that is reshaping along human dimensions rather than political geography.
It makes me a little teary-eyed to know that The Runaways are included with all of those wonderful women. 🙂
(Thanks Wasted1 on the message board for finding this for us!)
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