The documentary film THE GITS has been confirmed for theatrical release on July 7 [today], the 15th memorial anniversary of death of lead singer Mia Zapata. For all you unfamiliar with the band of the same name, this is the story of the Seattle punk band led by lead singer Mia Zapata who was senselessly murdered with the band on the brink of breaking.The movie is playing at Pioneer Theater. This party is happening tonight:
While this is indeed a tragic story, THE GITS is a truly moving and loving documentary that is also uplifting and hopeful even after many years Zapata's death was thought to be unsolvable. This July, THE GITS will receive national theatrical screenings in selected cities throughout the US and Canada along with a DVD release around the same time.
THE GITS MOVIE OFFICIAL NYC PREMIERE PARTYTickets are still on sale. Movie trailers below...
Monday, Jul 07, 2008 9:00 PM EDT (9:00 PM Doors) at The Delancey
THE GITS MOVIE OFFICIAL NYC PREMIERE PARTY AND VIGIL with Special guests KATHLEEN HANNA (Bikini Kill/Le Tigre), ALLISON WOLFE (Bratmobile) and featuring the RRRIOT! Girl Tribute show and Bands : GRRRL FRIEND , SWEAR ON YOUR LIFE , DORMITORY EFFECT , CHERI LOVE AFFAIR and special guest DJ DARIO SPEEDWAGON
In the early 1990s, Seattle was the focal point of an emerging musical underground. The Gits helped spearhead this new scene. Their sound was proto-grunge and all-out punk aggression. The earnest, blues wail of front woman Mia Zapatawas its center. Mia was the very embodiment of riot grrrl intensity, talent, and humanity. Her uncompromised integrity epitomized a way of life that influenced an entire generation of female artists to follow.
Upon returning from a successful European tour -and at the height of The Gits' popularity- singer Mia Zapata was found raped and murdered, unfairly abbreviating the band's fable. Incredibly, more than a decade later, new evidence would surface, Mia's case file would be reopened, and a suspect would be brought justice --as cameras rolled.
The Gits is an account of overcoming adversity, addiction, love, loss and pain.
It's a punk rock mystery, but not merely a tale of tragedy.
It's the mythic story of a great American Rock N Roll band.