Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band ‘Bikini Kill’ and dance-punk trio ‘Le Tigre’, rose national attention through the reluctant, but never shy voice of the ‘Riot Girl' movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished her to shut up, and her fans hoped not to. So in 2005, when Hanna stopped shouting, many wondered why. Through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna, this film takes viewers on a fascinating tour of contemporary music and offers a never-seen-before view into the life of this fearless leader.
Sini Anderson has worked in film for over 10 years as a producer, assistant director, and creative consultant on several films. The Punk Singer - A Film about Kathleen Hanna is Anderson’s first feature length documentary. Currently, Anderson is working to finish another feature-length documentary, and is developing her first narrative film, based on a 1990 documentary about New York City’s queer culture.