Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits

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The Regent Theater
448 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA  90013-1320
323-934-2944
"People could not deal with these powerful women," Big Audio Dynamite's Don Letts says about provocative British experimental band The Slits in the documentary Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits. Even among the early punk groups in London's late-'70s scene, The Slits were radical. They were among the first all-female English bands, and they were just as likely to mix elements of reggae, dub and art-rock into their playful but subversive punk songs. More than three decades after The Slits broke up, they are receiving overdue attention for their monumental historical impact through guitarist Viv Albertine's incisive memoirs and now this film by director William E. Badgley. With a live performance by The Slits' local musical heirs Ex-Stains (billed as their last) and a Q&A with Badgley and Ex-Stains singer Allison Wolfe, tonight's screening should be more than just a quaint nostalgia fest.
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