A Girl's Band

Una banda de chicas

Director: Marilina Giménez
2018 | Argentina | 83m
GENRE: Activism | Documentary | Latinx | Lesbian | Music/Music Videos | Queer | Transgender
SECTION: Documentary

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From ‘80s punk to modern day synth pop, rocking Argentinian queer women artists are chronicled in A Girl’s Band, by bassist turned filmmaker Marilina Giménez. Her band, YiLet, broke up long ago, but Giménez remains the ultimate insider, with access to dozens of powerful musicians who are not only ready to rock out in this glowing music documentary but also speak their truths about partying on the road, sexual harassment, and the agreed-upon truth that even one man in a “girl band” ruins the whole vibe.

Old time bands like The She-Devils play to rollicking mosh pits, with stones and bottles thrown at them, while newcomers Chocolate Remix and Miss Bolivia reinvent reggaeton and pop. And while these dozens of women are pushing musical boundaries, they also double as badass activists fighting for safe and legal abortions and determined to make an indelible mark on the music scene in this extraordinary discovery piece of stomping girl-led music in Argentina.

— J. SWEMBA

CO-PRESENTED BY
The San Francisco Dyke March

  • Language: In Spanish with English subtitles
  • Premiere Status: North America