03 maggio 2018

Un docufilm sulla storia delle Slits, con testimonianze d'epoca e il racconto di molti diretti protagonisti. Ci lavorava la stessa Ari Up prima di venire a mancare, l'ha invece portato a termine William E. Badgley e al momento circola in alcune sale cinematografiche di Regno Unito e Stati Uniti: Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits

Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits tells the story of the first all-girl punk band, shedding light on the mid-70’s British Punk era from a female point of view. Contemporaries of The Clash and Sex Pistols and godmothers of the musical movement known as "Punky Reggae", the film follows the band’s story from their inception in 1976, through two albums including 1979’s classic Cut, break up, reunion, and eventual end in 2010 with the death of lead vocalist, Ari Up. When Ari passed away she was working with Slits tour manager and friend Jennifer Shagawat on a film about the band. After Ari passed and the film was still not completed Jennifer contacted her long time friend Bill over at Molasses Manifesto to come on and help finish the project.
Here to be Heard includes previously unseen footage and recordings of the band, and interviews with Don Letts (former Slits manager, punk documentarian), Viv Albertine (Slits guitarist), Ari Up (Slits vocalist), Palmolive (Slits founder, first drummer), Tessa Pollitt (Slits bass player), Bruce Smith (Slits second drummer, PIL drummer), Hollie Cook (Slits vocalist, keyboards, percussion), Vivien Goldman (New York University's punk professor), Dennis Bovell (producer of The Slits album Cut), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols drummer), Gina Birch (Raincoats bass player), and many more.