Out of the culture of the 1990s Pacific Northwest independent music scene, riot grrrl established third-wave feminism and brought “girl power” to the masses, proving that music can change the world.
Riot grrrl is the name of the female-led, feminist and musical movement that propelled third wave feminism into the mainstream. GRRRL explores riot grrrl from its initial spark in 1991 to modern manifestations, touching upon mass media co-option and cultural impact. Riot grrrl demonstrates the strength of music as a vehicle for social change. GRRRL offers an alternative to the mass media riot grrrl narrative of white middle-class college-educated exclusivity. GRRRL unfolds the history, global impact and evolution of modern feminism revealing the complexity of identities and experiences within the riot grrrl community of the past and present. This is the story of how grrrls changed the world.
GRRRL is a sponsored project of SIMA, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit arts organization, which supports creative projects that advance positive social change. Contributions for the charitable purposes of GRRRL must be made payable to “SIMA” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Checks must be made payable to SIMA and list GRRRL in the Memo Section.
There are no scheduled, upcoming screenings.
Screenings Of An Excerpt From the Forthcoming Feature Documentary, GRRRL (2013)
A 10 minute short created for Alien She, the first major art exhibition on riot grrrl.
09/03/2015 – 11/27/2015 – Portland, OR – Alien She art exhibit at Pacific Northwest College of Art: Feldman Gallery and Project Space
02/14/2015 – 03/17/2015 – Newport Beach, CA – Alien She art exhibit at Orange County Museum of Art
10/24/2014 – 01/25/2015 – San Francisco, CA – Alien She art exhibit at Yerba Buena Center for the Art
03/20/2014 – Los Angeles, CA – RIOT: LA – A benefit for Madigan Shive
03/07 – 04/27/2014 – Philadelphia, PA – Alien She art exhibit
02/08/2014 – Norfolk, VA – Reel It Out Queer Film Festival 6:30pm
11/09/2013 – San Francisco, CA – San Francisco Transgender Film Festival 7:30pm
11/09/2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Ladyfest L.A. – 5:15pm – keynote speaker Vega Darling
10/20/2013 – Long Beach, CA – Cultural Alliance of Long Beach 5:00pm – Hosted by Long Beach Riot Grrrl with performances by Bonfire Madigan, The Potential Lunatics, Bellhaunts, and Anatommy.
09/21/2013 – Portland, OR – Gender Reel Film Festival 7:00pm
09/21/2013 – Minneapolis, MN – Gender Reel Film Festival 9:45pm
09/20/2013 – Philadelphia, PA – Gender Reel Film Festival 6:45pm
09/20/2013 – Oakland, CA – Gender Reel Film Festival 6:00pm
09/20/2013 – Pittsburgh, PA – Alien She art exhibit opening
09/21/2013-02/16/2014 – Pittsburgh, PA – Alien She art exhibit at Miller Gallery – Carnegie Mellon University
In association with SIMA Studios