Thursday, February 25, 2016

Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour (2010)

Director: Kerthy Fix

Composers: Le Tigre

Starring: Johanna Fateman, Kathleen Hanna, Jocelyn Samson

More info: IMDb

Plot: Girl band Le Tigre is best known for their sociopolitical lyrics, electronic beats, and choreographed dance moves. Shot over the course of the band's final tour , Le Tigre: On Tour, follows Kathleen, Johanna, and JD's 10-year herstory of celebrating the legacy of feminism.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

Never heard of them?  They're an electronic feminist punk band that look and sound like an edgier Go-Go's.  I first learned of them when one of their tunes was used in the British TV comedy, IDEAL (2005).  They've got some really good tunes.  This documentary spends time with them on their final tour, exploring their music, message and purpose.  Periodically we get to see them perform a song in its entirety so if you're not familiar with them you get a good sampling of their music in this 72 minute film.  It's fun spending time with the glas.  It's not heavy but it's far from being a fluff piece. Fans of the band will want this Oscilloscope DVD.  You get a 30 minute sit down with the band, 7 performances, 2 outtakes (5 minutes), a live show in Vienna (22 minutes), the band interviewed by Rattina the Puppet (3 minutes) and trailers for 5 other Oscilloscope films.

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