Girls Rock!

A Look at the Transformative Powers of the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls

Girls Rock!
NOTE: The Wednesday 7:00 show will feature special guest rocker Marie Schow, who will introduce the film and take questions after the show

Portland's Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls isn't just a week-long retreat where preteens learn how to become the next Joan Jett. It's an incredible feminist project that reclaims the Spice-Girls-tainted concept of girl power by helping young women love girlhood in all its awkwardness – while they play power chords with their amps set at 11…The film uses an aesthetic borrowed from zines, music videos and campy mental hygiene films, a Kathleen Hanna-heavy soundtrack and tons of sociological data. Most impressive, however, is the fact that they refuse to portray Rock 'n' Roll Camp as idyllic, exposing the flaws – catfights, pariahs – that exist even in a girl-positive space. (Sarah Liss)

Girls Rock!

Wed & Thu April 2 & 3, 2008, 7:00 & 9:00, Muenzinger Auditorium

USA, in English, Color, 90 min, 1.78 : 1 • official site



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$1 discount to anyone with a bike helmet
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Pay lot 360 (now only $1/hour!), across from the buffalo statue and next to the Duane Physics tower, is closest to Muenzinger. Free parking can be found after 5pm at the meters along Colorado Ave east of Folsom stadium and along University Ave west of Macky.


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