An acclaimed documentary on seminal punk band THE SLITS is to get a DVD release next spring.
Directed by William E Badgley, Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits received its world premiere at the London Film Festival in October.
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 Ari plus fellow band members Viv Albertine, Palmolive, Tessa Pollitt, Bruce Smith and Hollie Cook, plus the various figures surrounding the band, inclduing Don Letts (former group manager and punk documentarian), 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.
The film is expected to receive a theatrical release in the New Year, followed by a DVD release. DVDs can be pre-ordered from the PledgeMusic page, as well as other items of exclusive merch.
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