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Rainy Day Records presents: L7: PRETEND WE’RE DEAD: Post-film Q&A w/ Producer Maria Aceves


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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 – 34th Annual Olympia Film Festival 

Rainy Day Records presents:
L7: PRETEND WE’RE DEAD
Post-film Skype Q&A w/ producer Maria Aceves
6:00pm doors / 6:30pm film
$10 general admission / $7 OFS members & students / $5 Kids

Sarah Price’s documentary takes us on an all-access journey into the 1990’s grunge movement that took the world by storm, and the band that helped define it as the genre of a generation. Culled from over 100 hours of vintage home movies taken by the band, never-before-seen performance footage, and candid interviews, L7: Pretend We’re Dead is an engrossing time capsule told from the perspective of L7, these true insiders who brought their signature blend of grunge punk to the masses. Chronicling the early days of the band’s formation in 1985 to their height as the ‘queens of grunge,’ the film takes a roller coaster ride through L7’s triumphs and failures, providing never-before-discussed insight into the band’s eventual dissolution in 2001. To highlight the fact that L7 was an all-female group, however, was to miss the point. Yet the “gender issue” would return time and again for the band; from shock jocks refusing to play “chick rock” to academics accusing the band of “incorrectly” embracing their feminism to hard rock press implying the band was merely riding a wave of “grrl power” trendiness. Despite these obstacles, L7: Pretend We’re Dead shows the thread of influence the band had not only on rock and roll but on future generations of women everywhere.
Dir: Sarah Price / 2017 / US / 93 min


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