Screening

She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column

Kevin Hegge

She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column Kevin Hegge | Events Calendar


Bushwick / Ridgewood

The Spectrum | 59 Montrose Ave

Curated by Carmel Curtis

Friday, July 17 | 9PM
Kevin Hegge, She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column, video, 64min., 2012
The Spectrum | 59 Montrose Ave

She Said Boom: The Story of Fifth Column is a documentary about the pre-riot girl, all women, Canadian, queer, experimental punk band, Fifth Column. Fifth Column was formed in Toronto in the early 1980s by a group of women who didn't know how to play or write music. Their raw but determined D.I.Y. approach created powerful punk music from their very first album, "To Sir With Hate." She Said Boom tells the untold story of Fifth Column, featuring archival footage, photographs, and interviews with band members and friends, including Kathleen Hanna, Bruce La Bruce, Vaginal Davis, and Anita Smith.

The Spectrum opened its doors in 2011. Situated behind a residential fa├žade in the site of a former dance studio, the Spectrum offers weekly classes in dance, yoga, "queerlates" and "queerballah," as well as a rich assortment of dance parties and performace events. The brainchild of Gage Boone and Nicholas Gorham, the Spectrum offers all of its events to the queer community on a sliding scale admission structure.

Curator: Carmel Curtis