Friday, June 06, 2008

The Gits Movie Receives Theatrical & DVD Release.

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.

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