In the 90s, The Gits were ready to break into the mainstream with their hardcore punk and blues sound when singer Mia Zapata was found murdered, a victim of rape and homicide. Now there's a documentary that highlights the band's formation, path to success, and tragic ending. When director Kerri O’Kane began making the movie, this crime was still unsolved. In the meantime, fans, friends and celebrities like Joan Jett and Nirvana helped raise money to reopen the case, and Mia’s killer was brought to justice as the cameras rolled. The music is awesome, and the story is fascinating and heartbreaking. For tickets, showtimes and opening event info including BUST sponsored events, keep reading... Check out The Gits documentary at PIONEER THEATER (155 E 3rd Street, New York, NY) from Friday, July 4 thorough Thursday, July 10 at 7 and 9 pm. Tickets are $10 individual, $6.50 member (ID required), $6.50 Senior (w/valid ID) and $6.50 Student (w/current ID). For tickets and additional info visit http://www.twoboots.com/pioneer or call (212) 591 0434 (for showtimes only), or (800) 595 4849 (for advance tickets; service charges apply).
On opening night, Friday, July 4, at 9 pm, the bands Grrl Friend and Fiasco will perform and the film will screen at 11 pm. There will also be a Q&A with filmmakers Kerri O'Kane (director) and Jessica Bender (producer). This event is included in ticket price and is all ages.
On Saturday, July 5 at a special 11 pm screening, there will be a Q&A with filmmakers Kerri O'Kane and Jessica Bender.
On Monday, July 7 after the 7 pm showing, there will be a special event sponsored by BUST at THE DELANCEY (168 Delancey, New York, NY) starting at 9 pm and running until 4 am. This event is 21+, and will include special guests KATHLEEN HANNA (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), ALLISON WOLFE (Bratmobile), RRRIOT!, DJ DARIO SPEED WAGON, SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE, DORMITORY EFFECT, CHERI LOVE AFFAIR and many more. There will also be a VIVA ZAPATA LIGHTER VIGIL. (Lighters will be distributed at the door). Tickets are $12 in advance available at www.ticketweb.com. Tickets at the door will be $12 with a 'The Gits' ticket stub and $15 general admission. For more information go to www.thedelancey.com.
For more info, visit www.thegitsmovie.com or www.myspace.com/thegitsmovie.
And for a good read, hit this week's Seattle Weekly's cover story 'Getting The Gits': http://www.seattleweekly.com/2008-06-25/news/getting-the-gits.php/full
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