The Gits Movie gets it's official theatrical release on July fourth and DVD release on July eighth. Screenings of the docutmentary film will take place at movie theaters and music venues throughout US and Canada. Here's a list of the theaters and towns it will be opening in:
July 4 - 8, 2008
Sacramento, CA @ Movies On A Big Screen
Winnipeg, MB @ Big Smash Festival
New York, NY@ The Pioneer Theater
Denver, CO @ Starz Center
Portland, OR @ The Clinton Street Theater
Seattle, WA @ Northwest Film Forum - The Ragtag Theater
July 5, 2008
Oakland, CA @ The Uptown Nightclub
San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club
July 7, 2008
New York, NY @ Tribute/Vigil Event dedicated to Mia at The Delancey
Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
Louisville, KY @ TBA
Providence, RI @ As220
Seattle, WA @ Metro Cinema Landmark Theatres (The special event screening on the 7/7)
Austin, TX @ Alamo Draft House
San Francisco, CA @ Embarcadero Cinema
Indianapolis, IN @ Greenbriar Cinema Grill
July 8, 2008 Portland, OR @ Special Event
July 27 - 31, 2008 Edmonton, AB @ Metro
September 3 - 6, 2008 Portland, OR @ Music Fest NW
The rousing and heartbreaking story of Seattle band The Gits, whose promising start was cut short by the tragic murder of spirited lead singer Mia Zapata.
Rumored to have been descended from Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, the incredibly magnetic frontwoman had a powerful, soulful voice that belied her inherent shyness and distinguished The Gits from other punk bands of that day.
This riveting documentary is part musical history and part murder mystery, brimming with rare performance footage dating from their Antioch College days through their subsequent move to Seattle just before the world's ears suddenly tuned into the emerging northwest music scene. The Gits would become an integral and influential part of the milieu if largely unsung in comparison to fellow Seattle bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden. But just as they were about to make it big, the band was dealt a mighty blow with the sudden, violent loss of their friend and band member whose lyrics eerily foreshadowed events to come.
Mia's murder became a rallying point for seattle music scene, as the investigation ripped through the community with devastating results, leaving many female musicians feeling momentarily disempowered before turning their insecurity into anger and into a statement that would resonate with women the world over. A celebration of Mia's life as well as a comprehensive testament to the band's greatness as a whole. The film's interviews reflect the enormous respect and love Mia's peers had for her, and also the sadness over her absence that still haunts them today.