November 3, 2011
Film Screening scheduled for November 9th
The documentary film, Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour, will be shown at 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 9 in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Lecture Hall The film will be introduced by David Gracon (Communication Studies) and Robert Martinez (Women's Studies). There will be time for discussion following the film.
WHO TOOK THE BOMP? LE TIGRE ON TOUR follows iconic feminist electronic band Le Tigre on their 2004-2005 international tour across four continents and through ten countries. Supported by a community of devoted fans and led by outspoken Riot Grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill), Le Tigre confronts sexism and homophobia in the music industry while tearing up the stage via performance art poetics, no-holds-barred lyrics, punk rock ethos, and whip-smart wit in this edgy and entertaining documentary. Directed by Kerthy Fix (STRANGE POWERS: STEPHIN MERRITT AND THE MAGNETIC FIELDS), WHO TOOK THE BOMP? LE TIGRE ON TOUR features never before seen live performances, archival interviews, and revealing backstage footage with these trail-blazing artists.
The film screening is presented by the Department of Communication Studies and co-sponsored by the University Board, Women’s Studies, College of Arts and Humanities and the EIU Film Studies Minor. There is no charge for admission and the public is invited.