Documentary thoroughly examining the world’s first all girl punk band credited with pioneering the musical movement known as “Punky Reggae”
MVD Entertainment Group has struck a deal with UK production and sales outfit Moviehouse Entertainment to bring the music-themed documentary HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS to North America.
The documentary thoroughly examines the world’s first all girl punk band formed in London, 1976. As contemporaries of The Clash and The Sex Pistols, the band has been credited with pioneering the musical movement known as “Punky Reggae”. HERE TO BE HEARD tells the complete story of THE SLITS and the lives of the women involved, from the very beggining to the band’s end in 2010 with the death of lead vocalist Ari Up.
HERE TO BE HEARD features appearances by Viv Albertine (Slist guitarist), Ari Up (Slits vocalist), Palmolive (Slits founder / first drummer), Tessa Pollitt (Slits bass), Bruce Smith (SLITS Second/PIL Drummer), Hollie Cook (Slits vocals / keys / percussion), Vivien Goldman (NYU’s Punk Professor), Don Letts (former Slits manager and punk rock documentarian), Dennis Bovell (album producer), Paul Cook (Sex Pistols drummer), Gina Birch (Raincoats bass), Adrien Sherwood (producer / long time friend of the band) and many more. This deluxe DVD package includes previously unseen footage of the band, as well as photographs, & newspaper clippings.
HERE TO BE HEARD: THE STORY OF THE SLITS is one of Moviehouse Entertainnment’s first in-house productions but is one of many music-related titles handled by the studio since its’ inception in 2001. Other films include Live Forever, New York Doll, Be Here To Love Me: The Story of Townes Van Zandt, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, Who Killed Nancy Moviehouse is also currently working on director Kriv Stenders’ (Red Dog) The Go-Betweens: Right Here.