23 July 2013

Fifth Column were instrumental in the creation of the Riot Grrrl movement, a unique genre of underground feminist punk rock, which spawned bands such as The Breeders, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney and Le Tigre.

She Said Boom charts the rise of the band in the early 1980’s living outside of the system in crumbling buildings – making art, music, film and starting fanzine wars. The band released all of their music themselves including their debut single, To Sir With Hate, based on the theme song to the film, To Sir With Love.

She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column explores the bands huge influence and considers why you may never have heard of them with rare archival material from the bands legendary performances, interviews from Bruce LaBruce, Vaginal Davis and Kathleen Hanna along with band members Caroline Azar, G.B. Jones, and Beverly Breckenrige.

The Quietus said the film does ‘as much to dispel romantic nostalgia for "back then" as to re-ignite the excitement and passion generated by the refusal to conform.’ Examining the legacy of the band, She Said Boom examines the bands unique voice and their creation of an entirely new type of music ‘queercore’.

After the screening, Liverpool Pride will host a debate on ‘When does art become activism?’

Tickets are on sale now from the Box Office, online or by phone from 08719025737.