L7 doc hitting theaters, playing Nitehawk in Brooklyn with BV-presented Q&A
Pretend We’re Dead, the L7 documentary film that premiered at DOC NYC Fest last year, will get a theatrical run across North America in September, a screening at Brooklyn’s Nitehawk Cinema on October 5, as part of the BrooklynVegan-presented “Music Driven” series. The screening (7:30 PM) will feature a Q&A with L7 guitarist Donita Sparks, as well as the film’s producer, Maria Aceves. Tickets are available now. All screening dates are listed below.
The film will be out on DVD/Bluray and digital-on-demand on October 13. It takes an inside look at the band’s career, following them from their 1985 beginnings to their initial breakup in 2001. The documentary also examines their impact on both the grunge and riot grrrl movements, and features interviews from many notable names, such as Shirley Manson (Garbage), Krist Novoselic, Butch Vig, Joan Jett, Lydia Lunch, Allison Robertson (The Donnas), Louise Post (Veruca Salt), CSS, and others. Watch a trailer for the film below.
L7, meanwhile, have a few West Coast tour dates in late September as well. All are listed below.
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L7: Pretend We’re Dead – Screening Dates
September 1 – Portland, OR @ Hollywood Theater
September 8 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA
September 8 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic/Brew & View
September 8 – Santa Ana, CA @ Frida Cinema
September 9 – Santa Ana, CA @ Frida Cinema
September 10 – Santa Ana, CA @ Frida Cinema
September 12 – Long Beach, CA @ Art Theatre
September 14 – Boston, MA @ Regent Theater
September 15 – Boston, MA @ Regent Theater
September 16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
September 17 – Austin, TX @ Alamo Drafthouse
September 19 – Washington DC @ The Black Cat
September 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Roxie
October 5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Nitehawk Cinema
L7 – Live Tour Dates:
9/26: Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst
9/27: San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
9/30: Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre