Loyola Marymount University’s “weekend-long celebration of the feminist acts of making sound and vision” will take place March 18, 19, and 20, 2016. Borrowing its name from the 90s Riot Grrrl movement, the event seeks to address “the lack of diverse representation and expression in arts and entertainment.”
Grrls on Film uses film, panel discussions, music and workshops to express this thing called Girl Power. Screenings include “Runaways and Dirty Girls,” “The Decline of Western Civilization,” the sci-fi feminism of “Born in Flames” and “Golden Chain.” Panels include “LAy of the LAnd: We Will Bury You” with Alice Bag, Phranc, Nicole Panter, Raquel Gutirrez, and Rubn Martnez, and “Grrrls on Stage” hosted by Allison Wolfe, with Kim and the Created, Colleen Green, Peach Kelli Pop, DJs Cass and McAllister, DJ Mukta Mohan, DJ Taylor Rowley; spoken word by Kari Krome, Alicia Partnoy, and Sarah Maclay. KXLU will also present an outdoor concert
“When I was a girl coming into womanhood, punk rock saved my life,” says McDonnell, Assistant Professor of Journalism and New Media and author of four books, including Queens of Noise: The Real Story of the Runaways. “Sharon and I bonded over our love of screaming females, and we hope the transformational tales presented in these films inspire a new generation to create works that speak for and to their lives.”
GRRRLs on Film is free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, MARCH 18
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
PANEL: Girl Power: Behind the Lenswith Floria Sigismondi, Karyn Kusama, Janice Rhoshalle Littlejohn, and LMU SFTV Associate Professor Vanessa Newell
SCREENINGS: The Runaways and Dirty Girls
Q&A with directors Michael Lucid and Floria Sigismondi will follow.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
SCREENINGS: Born in Flames and Golden Chain
Q&A with directors Lizzie Borden, Adebukola Bodunrin, and Ezra Clayton Daniels will follow.
SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCE: In Search of Margo-go, Daybreak, and Quinn
Q&A with directors Jill Reiter, Lucretia Tye Jasmine, and performers including Nao Bustamante, Lex Vaughn, Tara Jepsen, and LMU SFTV Associate Professor Sue Scheibler will follow.
SCREENINGS: The Decline of Western Civilization and I Don’t Know
Q&A with director Penelope Spheeris and Anna Fox will follow.
PANEL: LAy of the LAnd: We Will Bury You with Alice Bag, Phranc, Nicole Panter, RaquelGutirrez, and Rubn Martnez
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
SCREENINGS: Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl in Los Angelesand Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC
Q&A with directors Vega Darling and Abby Moser to follow.
2:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Grrrls on Stage
Host: Allison Wolfe. Featuring: Kim and the Created, Colleen Green, Peach Kelli Pop, DJs Cass and McAllister, DJ Mukta Mohan, DJ Taylor Rowley; spoken word by Kari Krome, Alicia Partnoy, and Sarah Maclay
For more information or to RSVP, contact Grrls on Film